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Site of the Central Canal

 
 
Site of the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
1. Site of the Central Canal Marker
south side of two sided marker
Inscription. Authorized by Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act, Central Canal conceived as link in transportation system connecting Wabash and Erie Canal with Ohio River. State's bankruptcy in 1839 prevented completion of Central Canal. Canal has since provided hydraulic power, fresh water and recreation.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Marion County-Indianapolis Historical Society. (Marker Number 49.1992.5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 46.158′ N, 86° 9.952′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from N. West Street. Click for map. Marker is located along the Central Canal, east of N. West Avenue, behind the North State Office Building at 100 N. State Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greek Orthodox Church (about 700 feet away); Lincoln to the Citizens of Indiana (about 700 feet away); Here, Abraham Lincoln Said
Site of the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
2. Site of the Central Canal Marker
north side of two sided marker
(about 700 feet away); Macedonian Tribune (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Sullivan (Military Park) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver Perry Morton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Arsenal 1861 - 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Site of the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
3. Site of the Central Canal Marker
looking northeast along canal
Site of the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
4. Site of the Central Canal Marker
looking west along canal
 
 
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