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Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Roanoke Canal

 
 
Roanoke Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
1. Roanoke Canal Marker
Inscription. Canal and locks completed around river rapids, 1834. Highway crosses canal route here. A lock is 200 feet south.
 
Erected 1948 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number E 34.)
 
Location. 36° 28.459′ N, 77° 38.834′ W. Marker is in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue (State Highway 48) and Jackson Street Extended, on the right when traveling south on Roanoke Avenue. Click for map. Located at the Roanoke Canal Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke Rapids NC 27870, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Roanoke Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); First Kraft Pulp in United States (approx. mile away); Benjamin S. Turner (approx. 3.3 miles away); Allen Jones (approx. 3.3 miles away); Weldon Railroads (approx. 4.2 miles away); Rockfish Capital of the World (approx. 4.3 miles away); Wilmington and Weldon Railroad (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roanoke Rapids.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Roanoke Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
2. Roanoke Canal Marker
Roanoke Canal Museum image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
3. Roanoke Canal Museum
Portion of the Old Canal Lock image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
4. Portion of the Old Canal Lock
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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