Root in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Then and Now
The area immediately around the locks has changed as well. The homes of lock tenders and their families, sheds, barns, and the popular canal stores that existed near the locks, have been replaced with power houses, lock operator control stands, and the blue & yellow electrical cabinets.
Erected 2016 by New York State Thruway Authority / Canal Corporation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 42° 54.964′ N, 74° 26.782′ W. Marker is in Root, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Interstate 90 at milepost 187 and Lock 13 Living History Rest Area. Click for map. Marker is at a new rest area for I-90 westbound travelers between exit
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transportation is King / Modernization (within shouting distance of this marker); Dam. That's Not a Bridge? (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Is Mohawk Country (approx. 1.4 miles away); Volkert Veeder (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (approx. 3 miles away); Herkimer Home - 1764 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mohawk Area (approx. 3.1 miles away); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Root.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016.