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Lawrence Township in Canal Fulton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio and Erie Canal

 
 
Ohio and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
1. Ohio and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  Sounds of boat horns and brawling packet crews resounded for many years at this lock and 142 others on the Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal was a 308-mile water toll road built between 1825 and 1832 from Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River at Portsmouth. The early growth of Akron and Massillon was due to the canal. Railroads caused its decline and the flood of 1913 destroyed its usefulness.
 
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society and Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 1-76.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & 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 year for this entry is 1825.
 
Location. 40° 52.649′ N, 81° 35.028′ W. Marker is in Canal Fulton, Ohio, in Stark County. It is in Lawrence Township. Marker can be reached from Congressman Ralph Regula Towpath Trail, 1.3 miles east of Cherry Street West
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(Ohio Route 93), on the right when traveling east. The marker stands in Lock 4 Canal Park near the gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6585 Erie Ave NW, Canal Fulton OH 44614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Past, Present, Future (here, next to this marker); Canal Fulton Lock No. 4 (here, next to this marker); In Memory of John B. Cullen (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio Canals (approx. one mile away); From "Sticking Together to build the canal boat St. Helena II" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Babst Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historical Flood Mark (approx. 1.1 miles away); Great Western (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canal Fulton.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Ohio and Erie Canalway. (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Ohio and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 11, 2024
2. Ohio and Erie Canal Marker
The marker has been moved across the canal lock.
Ohio and Erie Canal Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
3. Ohio and Erie Canal Entrance
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
4. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate
Looking east
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
5. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate
Looking west
(Not my kids!)
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Lock House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
6. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Lock House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2024. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 133 times this year. Last updated on May 12, 2024, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. Photos:   1. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 12, 2024, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 15, 2024