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Eden in Rockingham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Barnett Canal

 
 
Barnett Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
1. Barnett Canal Marker
Inscription.  Built here in 1813 by James Barnett. Later it powered the largest continuously operating textile complex in the northern piedmont.
 
Erected 1989 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number J-88.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & 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 1813.
 
Location. 36° 30.282′ N, 79° 45.553′ W. Marker is in Eden, North Carolina, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Church Street (State Highway 700) west of Boone Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located just west of the traffic circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eden NC 27289, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leaksville Cotton Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Calcium Carbide (within shouting distance of this marker); Luther H. Hodges (approx. half a mile away); “Land of Eden” (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Barnett Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
2. Barnett Canal Marker
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Annie Eliza Johns (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named “Land of Eden” (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Land of Eden (approx. one mile away); “River boat Men: Dan River, 1792 – 1892” (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
 
Marker in Eden image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
3. Marker in Eden
Barnett Canal seen from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
4. Barnett Canal seen from the Marker
Remains of Barnett Canal Lock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 4, 2013
5. Remains of Barnett Canal Lock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 5, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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