Middletown in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Port Middletown Plaza
Port Middletown, located at Third St. (Central Ave.), was the main port along the Miami & Erie Canal. A scale was located there and tolls were collected.
[Photos] Left, a fire in 1881 at the Ben Smith Livery at Port Middletown has just been extinguished. Below, a line boat docked at Port Middletown in 1881.
Erected by City of Middletown, the Middletown Historical Society, and others.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 39° 30.963′ N, 84° 24.153′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (Ohio Route 122) and N. Verity Parkway (Ohio Route 73), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1131 Central Avenue, Middletown OH 45044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Canals (here, next to this marker); Canal Boats Canal Locks (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal in Middletown (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal Lift Bridge (here, next to this marker); World War II Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown War Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
Regarding Port Middletown. The marker panels are along the side of a water feature on the plaza that is a stylized series of partially opened locks.
Also see . . .
1. Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Miami and Erie Canal. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 20, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,503 times since then and 40 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week July 18, 2010. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.