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Lockington in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lockington Locks

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Lockington Locks Marker
Inscription.  Built between 1825 and 1845, this series of locks raised and lowered canal boats a total of 67 feet. The upper lock, near the "Loramie Summit," is the high point between Cincinnati and Toledo. Five of the original locks are along the trail; the sixth is out of sight across Loramie Creek. The Miami & Erie Canal provided service between Cincinnati and Toledo until destroyed by the 1913 flood.
 
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 40° 12.446′ N, 84° 14.133′ W. Marker is in Lockington, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker can be reached from Museum Trail 0.1 miles south of Sitting Bull Trail. This historical marker is very close to the Ohio Historical Society's property at the Piqua Historic Area, which is located on North Hardin Road. From the intersection of state
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Lockington Locks Marker
View of the Lockington Locks state park, with the highest of the five locks in view.
route 66 and North Hardin Road, travel north on North Hardin Road for approximately 2.3 miles, where North Hardin Road ends at Fessler Buxton Road. Turn right onto Fessler Buxton Road and head east, about 0.2 miles and then bear to the right at the fork in the road. From the fork in the road proceed 0.4 miles more and you will come to the Lockington Locks, in the middle of the vallage of Lockington, Ohio. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piqua OH 45356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lockington Dam (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johnston Barn (approx. 2.3 miles away); Indian Agency House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Battle of Pickawillany (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pickawillany (approx. 2.4 miles away); John Johnston (approx. 2.4 miles away); In Commemoration of the 94th & 110th Reg’s. O.V.I. (approx. 2.4 miles away); Public History Movement (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Miami and Erie Canal. This link is published and made available by, "Ohio History Central," an online encyclopedia of Ohio History. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Lockington Locks. This web link was both published and made available by the, "Ohio Historic Society." (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Lockington Locks - Ohio State Parks. This web link was both published
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Lockington Locks
View from south end of the 5th highest lock, looking down on the 4th and the 3rd canal lock.
and made available by, "Places Ohio." (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
4. Lockington Locks
View of the 5th lock looking north at the south end of the lock.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
5. Lockington Locks Marker
View of the 4th, 3rd, and 2nd canal locks.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
6. Lockington Locks
View from 2nd lock, looking north to the 3rd and 4th canal locks.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
7. Lockington Locks Marker
View of the southern most lock, the 5th lock.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,571 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 14, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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