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Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Burk's Lock

1835-1873

 
 
Burk's Lock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
1. Burk's Lock Marker
Inscription. The canal boat "Indiana" docked here on the evening of July 3, 1835, opening the Wabash and Erie canal to traffic from Fort Wayne to Huntington. This was the first section of the canal opened in Indiana. John Burk, for whom the lock was named, was a member of the first Board of Commissioners of Huntington County.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 53.034′ N, 85° 29.708′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Park Drive (U.S. 224) and Warren on East Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General James R. Slack (about 700 feet away); Huntington High School (about 700 feet away); Huntington County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ex Parte Milligan (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War.
Image on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
2. Image on the Marker
Shows the route of the Wabash and Erie Canal through northern Indiana.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Huntington County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington.
 
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Park Drive image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
3. Park Drive
Park Drive was once the bed of the Wabash and Erie Canal. This view is of Park Drive running west from this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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