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Hershey in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Canal

 
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Union Canal Marker
Inscription.  At Union Deposit, just to the north, can be seen the remains of the canal. It united the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading. Suggested by William Penn, the canal was surveyed 1762, in use by 1828, abandoned in 1885.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Union Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 17.144′ N, 76° 40.7′ W. Marker is in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on Hanover Street 0.1 miles north of Hershey Park Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hershey PA 17033, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Milton S. Hershey (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wilt Chamberlain's Scoring Record (approx. 1.2 miles away); The M.S. Hershey Rose (approx. 1˝ miles away); Chocolate Workers' Sit-Down Strike
Swatara Creek image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Swatara Creek
The canal paralleled this creek.
(approx. 1˝ miles away); Hershey (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pennsylvania State Police (approx. 1.7 miles away); Derry Session House and Enclosure (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hershey.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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