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Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Roanoke Canal

 
 
Roanoke Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
1. Roanoke Canal Marker
Inscription.  Canal and locks completed around river rapids, 1834. Highway crosses canal route here. A lock is 200 feet south.
 
Erected 1948 by Archives, Conservation and Highway Departments. (Marker Number E 34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 36° 28.459′ N, 77° 38.834′ W. Marker is in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of Roanoke Avenue (State Highway 48) and Jackson Street Extended, on the right when traveling south on Roanoke Avenue. Located at the Roanoke Canal Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke Rapids NC 27870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Batteaux and Batteauxmen (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Batteaux (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Lock in Action – Step By Step
Roanoke Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
2. Roanoke Canal Marker
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(about 300 feet away); The Batteauxmen (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Roanoke Canal (about 400 feet away); Bike Trail Map (about 400 feet away); Canal Trail Map (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roanoke Rapids.
 
Roanoke Canal Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
3. Roanoke Canal Museum
Portion of the Old Canal Lock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, July 28, 2012
4. Portion of the Old Canal Lock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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Jul. 4, 2022