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Sharpsville in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Erie Extension Canal

 
 
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 8, 2008
1. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Inscription. Route of travel and trade, Pittsburgh to Great Lakes, 1840-1871. Important to the western Pennsylvania iron industry before the rise of the railroads. Lock #10, a guard lock, represents the only remaining canal lock.
 
Erected by Project sponsored by: PA Department of Community Affairs - State P-500 Bond Program.
 
Location. 41° 16.067′ N, 80° 28.266′ W. Marker is in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on E. High Street Extension, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. In front of the park where canal is located on road leading to Shenango Dam. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsville PA 16150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Albert Bushnell Hart (approx. 2.5 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 3.8 miles away); Clay Furnace (approx. 4.9 miles away); Camp Reynolds (approx. 6.1 miles away); Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge (approx. 7.1 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania (approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing); First Sunday School in Mercer County (approx. 8.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsville.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Erie Extension Canal Lock #10 image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 8, 2008
2. Erie Extension Canal Lock #10
Photo of Lock taken from vantage point next to the marker.
Erie Extension Canal Lock #10 image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, circa 1980's
3. Erie Extension Canal Lock #10
From an old scanned photo taken approximately in the late 1980's.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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