Heath in Licking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Ohio Canal Ground-Breaking
In the early 1840s James A. Garfield, who was to become the 20th President of the United States and a Master Mason, led tow horses on the canal.
Erected 1978 by The 22 Lodges of the 19th Masonic District, Coshocton, Knox, and Licking Counties and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-45.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1780.
Location. 40° 0.857′ N, 82° 27.375′ W. Marker is in Heath, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on Hebron Road (Ohio Route 79) near Coffman Boulevard, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Heath OH 43056, 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. Ohio Canal Was Started (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Eagle at the Center (approx. 2.3 miles away); What's Missing? (approx. 2.3 miles away); Great Circle Earthworks (approx. 2.4 miles away); Monumental Works of Earth (approx. 2.4 miles away); Was this a fort? (approx. 2.4 miles away); Earthen Architecture (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pathway to Preservation (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Heath.
Regarding Ohio Canal Ground-Breaking. Canal is hidden from view by thick trees in the background of the monument.
Also see . . .
1. Ohio's Historic Canals. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
2. Governor DeWitt Clinton's grave. (Submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,616 times since then and 114 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.