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Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal

 
 
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker
Inscription. Chartered by Pennsylvania, 1835; run by the canal company, 1840-1872, and the Reading Railroad till 1894. Followed the river for 45 miles below Columbia.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 52.503′ N, 76° 22.907′ W. Marker is in Airville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Furnace Road PA 425 0.1 miles north of Goram Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Airville PA 17302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna Canal (here, next to this marker); York Furnace Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 4.4 miles away); Survivor of the Past (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lock No. 12 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx. 8.2 miles away); Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel (approx. 8.4 miles away); a different marker also named Susquehanna Canal (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Airville.
 
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Canal remains. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Canal remains.
The area is completely overgrown and only a depression remains.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,419 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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