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Near Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Carrollton on the Wabash

 
 
Carrollton on the Wabash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
1. Carrollton on the Wabash Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription.  90 lots platted in 1836 on both sides of Wabash - Erie Canal lock.

A Post office in 1838 - 39.
The lock passed canal boats into the river on the pool of the Great Dam at Pittsburg five miles below. The mules carried the towline across the covered bridge to the towpath on the south bank and rehitched. The Mentzer Tavern stood here until 1915. Speece Bros. Warehouse and the Fort Dearborn Trail were ½ mile east.
 
Erected 1971 by Carroll County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Wabash & Erie Canal series list.
 
Location. 40° 38.964′ N, 86° 39.44′ W. Marker is near Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on County Road N 700 W north of County Road W 675 N, on the right when traveling north. Located on the North bank of the Wabash River - on the East side of the road.
Obverse Side - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
2. Obverse Side - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker
There also is a gravel ramp leading down to the Wabash River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Carrollton Bridge (here, next to this marker); Mentzer Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Wabash & Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); Trail of Death (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Samuel Milroy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon (approx. 4˝ miles away); Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
 
Also see . . .
1. "Wabash & Erie Canal Park" - Delphi, Indiana::. This organization has the greatest concentration and most of the known remains of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Indiana. The many links on this web site are very interesting and fun to work with. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "The men who dug the Canal" ::. A light and lively song with many old photos of canal builders in the process of digging a canal. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. "Angel of the Canal" ::. Many fell ill digging canals. In frontier days there were few doctors and medicine was scarce.
Wide View - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
3. Wide View - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker
In the Brecksville, Ohio area Mrs. Johnson became known as the "Angel of the Canal" for her care of the ill. (Submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Carrollton on the Wabash Marker & Others image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
4. Carrollton on the Wabash Marker & Others
Looking West - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
5. Looking West - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker
Looking South - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
6. Looking South - - Carrollton on the Wabash Marker
Gravel Ramp to the Wabash River image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
7. Gravel Ramp to the Wabash River
Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Carly C. Kindig, September 6, 2010
8. Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 968 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 7, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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