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Middletown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Canal

 
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
1. Union Canal Marker
Inscription.  This canal was operated from 1828-1884. It connected the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading, following the Swatara and Tulpehocken Creeks. Much coal and iron ore were transported. Course of canal was just west of old mill race.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Union Canal series lists.
 
Location. 40° 12.015′ N, 76° 43.03′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on PA 230, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at Swatara Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown PA 17057, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Boulder Stands on "Pine Ford" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 30 East Main Street (approx. 0.7 miles away); 28 East Main Street
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Middletown (approx. ¾ mile away); "Sant Peter's Kierch" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alfred's Victorian Mansion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Burd Tombs (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Swatara Creek image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, April 12, 2008
2. Swatara Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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