Middletown in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Port Middletown Plaza
Port Middletown, located at Third St. (Central Ave.), was the main port along the Miami & Erie Canal. A scale was located there and tolls were collected.
[Photos] Left, a fire in 1881 at the Ben Smith Livery at Port Middletown has just been extinguished. Below, a line boat docked at Port Middletown in 1881.
Erected by City of Middletown, the Middletown Historical Society, and others.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 30.963′ N, 84° 24.153′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (Ohio Route 122) and N. Verity Parkway (Ohio Route 73), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1131 Central Avenue, Middletown OH 45044, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Canals (here, next to this marker); Canal Boats (here, next to this marker); Canal Locks (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal in Middletown (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal Lift Bridge World War II Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown War Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
Regarding Port Middletown. The marker panels are along the side of a water feature on the plaza that is a stylized series of partially opened locks.
Also see . . .
1. Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. History of the Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 91 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.