Near Providence in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Miami & Erie Canal
Ohio Historical Marker
Erected 1994 by Grand Rapids Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 31-48.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & VesselsOhio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, the The Miami & Erie Canal, and the Wabash & Erie Canal series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 8, 1843.
Location. 41° 24.947′ N, 83° 51.435′ W. Marker is near Providence, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker can be reached from River Road (U.S. 24). This historical marker is located in the south western corner of Lucas County, along the canal that runs adjacent to the Maumee River, just off of US 24, in Providence Metropark which is part of the Toledo Area Metroparks system. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13200 River Road, Grand Rapids OH 43522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dominick Labino (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Rapids (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Grand Rapids (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Howard Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grand Rapids Flood Records (approx. half a mile away); A Lasting Legacy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thurston Building (approx. 0.6 miles away).
More about this marker. When attempting to view this historical marker, park your vehicle in the metropark's parking lot and head for the canal boat ride. The historical marker is on the north side of the pedestrian bridge that one must cross to get to the canal boat ride.
This historical marker is in a very unique location. Providence Metropark not only is one of the few places in Ohio, and the surrounding area, where one can obtain a ride on an authentic canal boat, it is also the only location in the entire state where you can experience a restored, working canal lock, while locking up and down on a canal boat. In addition to the working canal lock and the authentic canal boat, there is also a canal era, water powered mill, that is open to the public, located at this site.
Also see . . .
1. Providence Metropark Canal Experience. This web site is (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Miami & Erie Canal. This web site is published and made available by "Touring Ohio." (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. It's Always 1876 At Providence. This web site is published and made available by, "The Toledo Area Metroparks." (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. Miami and Erie Canal. This web site is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,870 times since then and 15 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week July 26, 2009. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 2, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.