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Simsbury in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Farmington Canal 1828-1848

 
 
Farmington Canal 1828-1848 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, October 15, 2019
1. Farmington Canal 1828-1848 Marker
Inscription.  
Looking north, you can see the remnants of the canal. It crosses over Floydville Road and proceeds over Salmon Brook via an aqueduct and then continues to Northampton, Massachusetts.
To your left is Lake Basile. Cross over the bridge and to the left up hill you will see more remnants of the canal. Total distance from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. is 88 miles.

 
Location. 41° 55.034′ N, 72° 46.976′ W. Marker is in Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford County. The marker is on the right side of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, 0.2 miles south of the parking lot at 99 Lordship Road, East Granby, CT 06026. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Simsbury CT 06070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Basile (here, next to this marker); Lost Acres Fire Dept. (approx. 2 miles away); Granby (approx. 2 miles away); Militia Training Ground (approx. 2 miles away); Granby Veterans Wall (approx. 2.1 miles away); First House and Ferry (approx.
Marker is on the west side of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, October 15, 2019
2. Marker is on the west side of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
2.3 miles away); First School House (approx. 2 miles away); Veteran's Monument (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simsbury.
 
Also see . . .
1. Connecticut History. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. American Heritage. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Connecticut Explored. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
4. New Haven-Northampton Canal. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
5. Today in CT History. (Submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Remnants of the Farmington Canal that parallels the Canal Greenway. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, October 15, 2019
3. Remnants of the Farmington Canal that parallels the Canal Greenway.
The Farmington Canal follows much of the Farmington Canal Greenway. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, October 15, 2019
4. The Farmington Canal follows much of the Farmington Canal Greenway.
The Canal passed north from Lake Basile, crossing Floyville Rd, then following Railroad Ave. over Salmon Brook. It then continues north on the green line for the Greenway.
 

More. Search the internet for Farmington Canal 1828-1848.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2019, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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