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Penn Township in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

Juniata Division

 
 
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By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription.  This Division was built in 1828-33. It extended to the eastern end of the Allegheny Portage Railroad at Hollidaysburg, a distance of 127 miles. Just west of here, the Canal crossed the Juniata by an aqueduct which was used until 1901. Abutment and piers remain.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 40° 24.017′ N, 77° 2.065′ W. Marker is in Penn Township, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is on U.S. 11/15, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 US-11, Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ross McHugh Hood (approx. half a mile away); Clark's Ferry Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away); Duncannon Area Schools (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lightning Guider Sleds
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By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); First Sunday School In Perry County (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duncannon National Bank (approx. 0.7 miles away); Duncannon Presbyterian Church Annex (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clark's Ferry Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away).
 
More about this marker. The state database lists this marker in Dauphin County, but the actual plotted location is well into Perry County.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Canal Sites. From the Pennsylvania Canal Society. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Pennsylvania's Transportation System: the Canals. From Pennsylvania State Archives. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Main Line of Public Works. Wikipedia article discussing the Pennsylvania Canal system. Includes a map of the canal network. (Submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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