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Nelsonville in Athens County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hocking Canal Site

1840–1940

 
 
Hocking Canal Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
1. Hocking Canal Site Marker
Inscription. This section of Route 33 in the City of Nelsonville is constructed on the site of the former Hocking Canal.

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
 
Erected 1940.
 
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
Hocking Canal Site Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, July 14, 2008
2. Hocking Canal Site Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away); 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.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels
 
Hocking Canal Lock 19 (Johnny Appleseed Park) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
3. Hocking Canal Lock 19 (Johnny Appleseed Park)
Along US Route 33, about three miles west of Nelsonville.
Hocking Canal Lock 19 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
4. Hocking Canal Lock 19
Along US Route 33, about three miles west of Nelsonville.
Hocking Canal Lock 19 East End image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 1, 2009
5. Hocking Canal Lock 19 East End
Along US Route 33, about three miles west of Nelsonville.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,013 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on , by David Meyer of Canal Winchester, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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