Near Lickdale in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1950 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Union Canal series lists.
Location. 40° 28.789′ N, 76° 31.932′ W. Marker is near Lickdale, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on State Highway 72, on the right when traveling north. Located on the southern end of Swatara State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonestown PA 17038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Swatara Gap (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sattazahn Lutheran Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Swatara (approx. 1.4 miles away); Union ForgeTransportation Corps Unit Training Center (approx. 3 miles away); OH-6A Cayuse (approx. 3.7 miles away); AH-1F Bell (approx. 3.7 miles away); UH-1 Iroquois (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lickdale.
Also see . . .
1. Union Canal. The canal was expanded and enlarged while in operation. But floods and competition with the railroads eventually forced its closure in 1881. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Swatara Watershed Association. Website with additional information about sites and history of the creek and canal. (Submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.