Nelsonville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Hocking Canal Site
This early waterway, a tremendous factor in the industrial development of the Hocking Coal District of Ohio, was completed to this point in September, 1840, when the first boatload of “stone coal” was shipped by canal to market. Although succeeded by the railroad in 1869, the canal served a full half-century of usefulness before abandonment.
This section of the highway was dedicated October 26th, 1940, just 100 years after completion of the canal.
C. D. Shafer • C. G. Dew, Mayor • A. B. Wells
Location. 39° 27.683′ N, 82° 14.417′ W. Marker is in Nelsonville, Ohio, in Athens County. Marker is at the intersection of Canal Street (U.S. 33) and Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on Canal Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nelsonville OH 45764, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Site of Lord Dunmore (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hocking Valley Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Daniel Nelson E. M. Poston (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hocking Valley Coal Strike (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Street Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. half a mile away); Veterans' Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Nelsonville.
Regarding Hocking Canal Site. Hocking Canal was connected to Ohio & Erie at Carroll, Ohio.
Also see . . . Hocking Valley Canal. (Submitted on August 18, 2010.)
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