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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. A State-owned canal system, built 1826-34, to connect Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lake Erie. The first lock on the canal to be dedicated, March 13, 1827, was "Penn Lock," 150 yards east. It was replaced in 1859 by Locks No. 10 and 11.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.844′ N, 76° 52.806′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is opposite 555 Walnut Street. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Capitol Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Technical High School & Old City Hall (about 300 feet away); Trailblazers (about 400 feet away); Underground Railroad (about 400 feet away); Leaders, Stewards and Advocates (about 400 feet away); U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (about 500 feet away); Harris Switch Tower (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
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Marker opposite 555 Walnut Street image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 30, 2008
2. Marker opposite 555 Walnut Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,299 times since then and 15 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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