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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.
Photographed 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 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Myerstown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Meier (Myer) (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker
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also named Myerstown (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tulpehocken Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mt. Aetna (approx. 3.8 miles away); Caspar Wistar (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Mt. Aetna (approx. 4.4 miles away); Regina Leininger (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myerstown.
 
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.)
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 12, 2010
2. Union Canal Marker
Looking northeast
 
 
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 695 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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