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Near Myerstown in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Canal

 
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
1. Union Canal Marker
Inscription.  
This canal was in use from 1828-1884. About .3 mile south, at the Tulpehocken, are remains of one of the locks by which boats descended from the summit level north of Lebanon to the Schulkill at Reading.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Union Canal series lists.
 
Location. 40° 22.132′ N, 76° 20.056′ W. Marker is near Myerstown, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue/Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) and Ramona Road, on the left when traveling west on Lincoln Avenue/Benjamin Franklin Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myerstown PA 17067, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tulpehocken Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Caspar Wistar
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
2. Union Canal Marker
Looking northeast
(approx. 3.9 miles away); Regina Leininger (approx. 4.7 miles away); Livingood (Löwengut) Family (approx. 4.7 miles away); John A. Shulze (approx. 4.7 miles away); Courthouse Lampposts and Courthouse Bell (approx. 5.3 miles away); Lebanon County (approx. 5.3 miles away); Saint Luke Lutheran Church (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Union Canal of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Union Canal. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsylvania Canal Society. (Submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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