The canal brought great prosperity to
Ohio, but it ceased to be used for
transportation after the devastating 1913
During the last half of the 19th
century, the site of Fort Laurens was
It became a state memorial in
1917. Today the canal towpath is part of
the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage
Canalway, part of a walking trail from
Cleveland to New Philadelphia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal series list.
Location. 40° 38.317′ N, 81° 27.3′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Interstate 77 (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Ft. Laurens (within shouting distance of this marker); In Commemoration of Our Patriot Ancestors (within shouting distance of this marker); Introduction (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Unknown Soldier (about 400 feet away); Tomb (about 400 feet away); Fort Laurens (about 400 feet away); Hospital (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 6, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.