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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wyoming Division Canal

 
 
Wyoming Division Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
1. Wyoming Division Canal Marker
Inscription.  Built by the State of Pennsylvania, 1831-34, this canal opened the Wyoming Valley's anthracite field to the mid-Atlantic coal trade. Along with the railroads, it ultimately enabled this valley to become the world's largest anthracite coal producer. Part of the North Branch Canal, the line ran 17 miles from West Nanticoke to Pittston; a public boat basin was on this site. The Wyoming Division closed in 1882.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 15.028′ N, 75° 52.807′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on River Street near Jackson Street, on the right when traveling south. This Marker is located at the lower end of the Luzerne County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Wyoming Division Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
2. Wyoming Division Canal Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ellen Webster Palmer (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 109th Field Artillery Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Wilkes-Barre (within shouting distance of this marker); Parents Corner (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's College Founders (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Also see . . .  Wyoming Division Canal - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Wyoming Division Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Beatty, May 3, 2009
3. Wyoming Division Canal Marker
This is a picture looking North to the Luzerne County Courthouse from the approximate position of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,396 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Michael Beatty of Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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