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Metamora in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Water Wheel & Lock #25

 
 
Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 21, 2019
1. Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker
Inscription.  
Water Wheel
This 12-foot breast water wheel is operational and provides the power used to operate the grist mill. From here an underground shaft enters the mill basement, where the gears and pulleys power the mill machinery on the first floor. In 1973, to better accommodate current milling operations, a cypress waterwheel was installed. It was replaced with à black walnut wheel in 1991.

Lock#25
Although the wheel now occupies Lock #25, during the time of canal operation, the mill was not powered by a wheel and the lock was a working part of the canal.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 26.817′ N, 85° 8.167′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Pennington Road 0.1 miles west of Banes Street, on the right when traveling west. On the grounds of Whitewater Canal State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19073 75 Main St, Metamora IN 47030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metamora Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker);

Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 21, 2019
2. Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker
Passenger Pigeon Extinction (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carriage House (within shouting distance of this marker); Odd Fellows Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal Front Dry Goods Store (about 300 feet away); Jonathan Banes House (about 300 feet away); Farmers Bank (about 400 feet away); Ben Franklin III (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metamora.
 
Also see . . .  Whitewater Canal Lock 25. (Submitted on December 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
 
Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 21, 2019
3. Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker
Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 21, 2019
4. Water Wheel & Lock #25 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 26, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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