Munroe Falls in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal
New England investor Edmund Munroe purchased property and water rights along the canal’s proposed route, and in 1837 established the Munroe Falls Manufacturing Company. The village of Munroe Falls incorporated on October 26, 1838. When this section of the canal closed in 1869, the waterway through Monroe Falls was filled and railroad tracks were laid over its path. A portion of the canal bed is still visible east of State Route 91.
Erected 1999 by the City of Munroe Falls, Munroe Falls Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 4, 1840.
Location. 41° 8.558′ N, 81° 26.285′ W. Marker is in Munroe Falls, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on North Main Street (Ohio Route 91) south of North River Road, on the right when traveling north. It is in Brust Park, in the parking lot, just across the Cuyahoga River from downtown Munroe Falls. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Munroe Falls OH 44262, 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. Silver Lake / Silver Lake Amusement Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); High Bridge Glens (approx. 2˝ miles away); Memorial to The First Board Of Directors of The Ladies Cemetery Association (approx. 2˝ miles away); History of 1832 Front Street (approx. 2˝ miles away); Cuyahoga Falls Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tallmadge Church (approx. 2.8 miles away).
Regarding The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal. Those “present railroad tracks through Munroe Falls approximately
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 24, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.