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Delphos in Van Wert County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miami and Erie Canal

Lock 24

 

— Ohio Dept. Natural Resources, Division of Water —

 
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
1. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  
Ohio Dept. Natural Resources
Division of Water
Miami and Erie Canal

Lock 24
<- .4 mile to
Jennings Creek
.8 mile Lock 23 ->

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 40° 51.408′ N, 84° 20.433′ W. Marker is in Delphos, Ohio, in Van Wert County. Marker is on North Main Street 0.2 miles south of Gessner Road. This historical marker is located along the west side of the Miami and Erie Canal which runs parallel along the west side of the road. The historical marker is right next to canal lock #24. There is a recreational field just southwest of this historical marker and what looks like a water treatment plant to the northwest of the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1569 North Main Street, Delphos OH 45833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal (here, next to this marker); Delphos / Miami Erie Canal
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
2. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
View looking south, towards the village of Delphos, of canal lock #24 and of the Miami & Erie Canal. Historical marker can be seen on the high ground to the right of the canal lock.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal / Delphos (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delphos Korea War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delphos Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delphos World War I Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Delphos' The Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphos.
 
More about this marker. The canal lock is split between the Van Wert & Allen County Line, But The Sign its self is on the Van Wert County Side.
 
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
3. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
View looking north of Lock #24.
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
4. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
View looking south towards the north end of lock #24, showing the boat lock on the right and the spillway on the left.
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
5. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
View looking north of what was the canal lock spillway on the right and a partial view of the canal lock on the left.
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 6, 2010
6. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
View looking north, from the east side of the canal, of the partial lock spillway on the right and of the boat lock on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2010. This page has been viewed 2,098 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 10, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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