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

Erie Extension Canal

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
1. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Inscription.  Part of the old channel is visible by the present railroad, which replaced the canal. Lockport, now Platea, was founded in 1839 at a point where a series of locks, 28 in two miles, lowered boats bound for Erie. Canal open 1844-71.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 41° 57.08′ N, 80° 19.746′ W. Marker is in Platea, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Meadville Road (Pennsylvania Route 18) 0.1 miles north of Peach Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Girard PA 16417, 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. Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Circus History (approx. 3˝ miles away); Erie County Soldiers' Monument (approx. 3˝ miles away); About This Stone Pillar
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
2. Erie Extension Canal Marker
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(approx. 3˝ miles away); Charlotte Elizabeth Battles (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); Tornado of May 31, 1985 (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old State Line (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
3. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Remains of the canal next to the railroad.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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