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Millcreek Township in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Erie Extension Canal

 
 
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2014
1. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Inscription.  A section of this canal, linking New Castle and Erie, lies at foot of the slope, to left of side road. Conneaut Line, Erie to Conneaut Lake, begun by State, 1838; finished by company headed by R.S. Reed, of Erie, 1843-44.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 42° 4.295′ N, 80° 10.943′ W. Marker is in Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ridge Road (U.S. 20) and Asbury Road, on the right when traveling east on West Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Erie PA 16506, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bell Tower and Carillon (approx. 2.9 miles away); Giant Gondola Wheel (approx. 2.9 miles away); Erie (approx. 3.7 miles away); A Walk in the Park (approx. 4 miles away); The Barracks
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, April 13, 2014
2. Erie Extension Canal Marker
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Leo's Landing (approx. 4.3 miles away); Perry's Shipyards (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Old Road (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millcreek Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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May. 17, 2022