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Bellows Falls in Windham County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bellows Falls Canal

Here first Canal in United States was built in 1802

 
 
Bellows Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
1. Bellows Falls Canal Marker
Inscription. The British-owned Company, which was chartered to render the Conn. River navigable here in 1791, was 10 years building the 9 locks and dam around the Great Falls, 52 ft. high. After the railroad came in 1849, river traffic declined and the canal was used for water power only.
 
Erected by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 43° 8.028′ N, 72° 26.562′ W. Marker is in Bellows Falls, Vermont, in Windham County. Marker is on Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellows Falls VT 05101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waypoint Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bellows Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Connecticut River Bridge (approx. half a mile away in New Hampshire); John Kilburn Cabin (approx. 1.5 miles away in New Hampshire); Rev. John Williams (approx. 3.2 miles away); Rockingham Meetinghouse (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Westminster Massacre (approx. 4.3 miles away); Rockingham Meeting House (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bellows Falls.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Bellows Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
2. Bellows Falls Canal Marker
Bellows Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
3. Bellows Falls Canal Marker
Bellows Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
4. Bellows Falls Canal Marker
Bellows Falls Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 23, 2013
5. Bellows Falls Canal Marker
<i>Canal, Bellows Falls, Vt. </i> image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company, 1907
6. Canal, Bellows Falls, Vt.
Looking south. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   6. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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