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Carroll in Fairfield County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals

 
 
Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2008
1. Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals Marker
Inscription. Canals were an important means of transportation when Carroll was founded in 1829 by William Tong and his brother Oliver, who chose this site because it was where the proposed intersection of the Lancaster Lateral Canal and Ohio-Erie Canal would be constructed. This is the only site in Fairfield County where two canals met and came to be known simply as "the junction" by local residents. Canals became obsolete with the emergence of railroads and the last canal boat passed through Carroll in 1897.
 
Erected 2008 by Carroll Area Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-23.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 39° 47.964′ N, 82° 42.103′ W. Marker is in Carroll, Ohio, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Center Street just north of Canal Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carroll OH 43112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carroll War Memorials (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carroll (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ohio's Canal System
Canal Marker and Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2008
2. Canal Marker and Mural
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Bloom Township War and Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Liberty Union VFW Post 3761 Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Ohio & Erie Canal and the "Twin Cities" / The Ohio & Erie Canal and the Dry Dock Lock (approx. 6 miles away); Lancaster Methodist Camp Ground Historic District (approx. 6 miles away); Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 6.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carroll.
 
Also see . . .  Canals of Fairfield County. Canal route Carroll-Lockville-Canal Winchester Ohio (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by Joe Todd Fraker of Lancaster, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Canal Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 9, 2008
3. Canal Mural
Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Todd Fraker, December 1, 2009
4. Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals Marker
This sign is about 1/4 of a mile from the Historical Marker and shows the actual path of the canal.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by June Queen of Carroll, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Joe Todd Fraker of Lancaster, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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