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Lower Chanceford Township in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal

 
 
Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker
Inscription.  Chartered by Pennsylvania, 1835; run by the canal company, 1840-1872, and the Reading Railroad till 1894. Followed the river for 45 miles below Columbia.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 39° 52.503′ N, 76° 22.907′ W. Marker is in Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Furnace Road (Pennsylvania Route 425) 0.1 miles north of Goram Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1045 Furnace Rd, Airville PA 17302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susquehanna Canal (here, next to this marker); York Furnace Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The River's Ways
Canal remains. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Canal remains.
The area is completely overgrown and only a depression remains.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Steps Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indian Steps (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Story Told by Our Totem Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indigenous Peoples of the Susquehanna Valley (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lower Chanceford Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,639 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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