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Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wabash and Erie Canal

 
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
1. Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  Constructed 1832-1853, canal was nation's longest, connecting Lake Erie at Toledo with Ohio River at Evansville. Key portion in Carroll County included Deer Creek Lake Dam, constructed 1838-1840 (1 mile west). Various canal structures are still in evidence.
 
Erected 1932 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 08.1992.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal series lists.
 
Location. 40° 35.012′ N, 86° 41.017′ W. Marker is in Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on West Franklin Street. West Franklin Street is on the south side of Delphi. US 421 (IN 39, Monroe Street) is the main highway from the south to the northwest. The major intersection with IN 25 is very busy and you'll need to go west (northwest) at this corner. Franklin is the next street by the Pizza Hut (2008-which is set back to the south).
Marker and the Wabash & Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
2. Marker and the Wabash & Erie Canal
Delphi Historic Trails; Trail Head Park; VanScoy Towpath Trail; No Motorized Vehicles; Trails Open daun to Dusk Obear Millrace trail. The Towpath Trail is 1.0 miles long. The Millrace Trail is 0.6 miles long.
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Turn south on Franklin. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delphi IN 46923, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wabash And Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce & Culture (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome To Canal Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Trails to History (within shouting distance of this marker); Paper Mill Complex (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Post Office At Sleeth (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sleeth Post Office was at McCoy's Station on the Monon R.R. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
 
Also see . . .  Delphi Wabash & Erie Canal. This organization has the greatest concentration and most of the known remains of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Indiana. (Submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.) 
 
Wabash & Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
3. Wabash & Erie Canal
Wabash & Erie Canal image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
4. Wabash & Erie Canal
The Canal Interpretive Center is located in Rhineland Trail (eastside of Delphi, off N Washington Street, which is the north side of the courthouse square). Here, there is more information on the canal and canal sites in the Delphi area.
Old Stone Bridge (Franklin Street over the W&E Canal) image. Click for full size.
By David Light, April 25, 2008
5. Old Stone Bridge (Franklin Street over the W&E Canal)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 3,365 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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