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Laurel Park in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Canal

 
 
The Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Grounsell
1. The Canal Marker
Inscription.  In 1909 “The Canal” was begun by W.A. Smith to connect the new Rhododendron Lake and the existing Rainbow Lake. The canal allowed visitors to Laurel Park to take excursions between the two lakes on gondola type boats. This section of the park represents the last vestiges of the old canal.
 
Erected 2012 by Laurel Park Civic Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 35° 18.866′ N, 82° 29.09′ W. Marker is in Laurel Park, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from Canal Drive near Laurel Park Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hendersonville NC 28739, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wolfe's Angel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Judson College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hendersonville High School (approx. 1.3 miles away); 1 Bearcat Boulevard (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Inn on Church (approx. 1.3 miles
The Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Grounsell
2. The Canal Marker
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away); United States Post Office (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hunter Building (approx. 1.4 miles away); Clarke Hardware Building (approx. 1.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2021, by Lee Grounsell of Zirconia, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2021, by Lee Grounsell of Zirconia, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jul. 4, 2022