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

Union Canal

 
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Union Canal Marker
Inscription. This canal was operated from 1828-1884. It connected the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading, following the Swatara and Tulpehocken Creeks. Much coal and iron ore were transported. Course of canal was just west of old mill race.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Union Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 12.015′ N, 76° 43.03′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on PA 230, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at Swatara Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown PA 17057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middletown (approx. mile away); "Sant Peter's Kierch" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Burd Tombs (approx. 0.8 miles away); Camp George Gordon Meade (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island (approx. 3.3 miles away); Col. James Burd (approx. 3.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Gun Factory (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
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Swatara Creek image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Swatara Creek
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,297 times since then and 26 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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