New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Ohio-Erie Canal In Tuscarawas County / The Ohio-Erie Canal 1825-1913
The section of the Ohio-Erie Canal that ran through Tuscarawas County began at Summit Lake near Barberton and ran through the county to Dresden. This was a drop in elevation of 238 feet in less than 109 miles. The canal crossed the Tuscarawas River and the Tuscarawas County line on an aqueduct north of Zoar, and ran from Lock 7 in Zoar to Newcomerstown, where it leaves the county below Lock 21. A total of 15 locks were in Tuscarawas County. You are standing in front of Lock 13.
Erected 1995 by Tuscarawas County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-79.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 40° 28.592′ N, 81° 26.589′ W. Marker is in New Philadelphia, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Avenue SE (Ohio Route 416) and Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Philadelphia OH 44663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Schoenbrunn Mission / David Zeisberger, 1721–1808 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tuscarawas County Operation Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tuscarawas County Viet-nam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); The History of Tuscarawas County Courthouses (approx. 0.9 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Philadelphia.
Regarding The Ohio-Erie Canal In Tuscarawas County / The Ohio-Erie Canal 1825-1913. State Route 416 parallels the canal's route from New Philadelphia through Tuscarawas County. Then US-36 follows it to Coshocton and State Route 16 is close to it on its way to Dresden.
Also see . . .
1. History of Ohio's Canals. From the Ohio Division of Water, Canal Lands site. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
2. Ohio's Historic Canals. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
3. Map of Ohio's Canals. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
4. The Ohio & Erie Canal — A Photo Essay. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,398 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.