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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal

 
 
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By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker
Inscription.  Chartered by Pennsylvania, 1835; run by the canal company, 1840-1872, and the Reading Railroad till 1894. Followed the river for 45 miles below Columbia.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series lists.
 
Location. 39° 57.954′ N, 76° 29.408′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Long Level Road (Pennsylvania Route 624) 0.3 miles south of Calvary Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, 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. Susquehanna Canal (here, next to this marker); Cresap's Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Great Minqua Path
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 1.8 miles away); Moving Heaven and Earth (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. 2.1 miles away); Martin Chartier (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
More about this marker. Same wording is on at least 3 markers along the canal route. One such marker is also in Wrightsville, at S. Front Street (PA 624) and Orange Street, on the east side of S. Front Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,567 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on November 16, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021