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Memphis in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Erie Canal

 
 
Old Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
October 21, 2018
1. Old Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  Formerly called Canton, Memphis was half-way stop on original canal route: 179 miles from Buffalo and 183 miles from Albany
 
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 487.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists.
 
Location. 43° 5.107′ N, 76° 22.655′ W. Marker is in Memphis, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on Bennetts Corners Road (County Route 66). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis NY 13112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Warners HS (approx. 2.6 miles away); Syracuse Area (approx. 3 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Locktender’s House (approx. 4.8 miles away); Sheldon Peck (approx. 4.8 miles away); Elbridge Central (approx. 4.8 miles away); Munro Collegiate Institute (approx. 4.8 miles away); Elbridge (approx. 4.9 miles away).
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Regarding Old Erie Canal. When the Long Level (the section between Utica and Syracuse) of the Erie Canal was completed in October 1819, Canton was barely a small settlement. With the opening of the entire canal in 1825 the following years gave rise to a thriving community that lasted until the 1890s. There are no remnants of the original Erie Canal in modern day Memphis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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