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Noblesville in Hamilton County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Central Canal

 
 
The Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, April 11, 2011
1. The Central Canal Marker
Inscription.  These canal-bed earthworks are remnants of construction on the Central Canal from 1836-39. It was planned to link the Hoosier interior with interstate markets, via the Wabash & Erie Canal, as part of the 1836 Internal Improvement Act. Indiana's bankruptcy in 1839 forced abandonment of the Central Canal project.
 
Erected 1994 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Precedent Partners. (Marker Number 29.1994.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 40° 4.009′ N, 85° 59.202′ W. Marker is in Noblesville, Indiana, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Canal Way west of Meadows Boulevard, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Noblesville IN 46060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Potter's Covered Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); White River Greenway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Crownland Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Long view of The Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, April 11, 2011
2. Long view of The Central Canal Marker
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Conner Street Historic District (approx. 1.9 miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 2 miles away); Bordner-Paskins Building (approx. 2 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 2 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Noblesville.
 
More about this marker. This marker has been moved from its original location at SR 37 & 191st Street to a nearby subdivision, The Meadows.
 
The greenspace near the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, April 11, 2011
3. The greenspace near the Central Canal Marker
The streetsign near the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, April 11, 2011
4. The streetsign near the Central Canal Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2011, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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