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New Brighton in Beaver County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal System

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 7, 2011
1. Pennsylvania Canal System Marker
Inscription.  Beaver Division built 1831-1834. Two locks at Rochester, five in New Brighton and two at Eastvale overcame the falls of the Beaver River. The canal was extended to Erie in 1834. Canal traffic ceased in 1871. Few remains are visible today.
 
Erected by Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Beaver County (PA) Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 40° 44.207′ N, 80° 18.945′ W. Marker is in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in Beaver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 3rd Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 18/65) and Mulberry Street. Touch for map. Located in Townsend Park. Marker is in this post office area: New Brighton PA 15066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merrick Art Gallery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); White Cottage (approx. half a mile
Pennsylvania Canal System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 7, 2011
2. Pennsylvania Canal System Marker
away); Patterson Heights Incline (approx. half a mile away); Union Drawn Steel (approx. half a mile away); Childhood Home of Edward Dempster Merrick (approx. 0.6 miles away); Townsend Company (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Brighton.
 
Also see . . .  Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation. Marker Program (Submitted on October 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
More. Search the internet for Pennsylvania Canal System.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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