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Point Township in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

North Branch Division

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription.  This Division, built 1829-32, carried coal until 1901, from Nanticoke mines to Northumberland, and from there to inland towns and seaport cities. From Lackawanna Creek downwards there were 2 dams, 14 locks, and 7 aqueducts. Traces of towpath and canal bed can be seen here.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 40° 55.449′ N, 76° 43.891′ W. Marker is in Point Township, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Redman Acres Road (U.S. 11) and Redman Acres Road, on the right when traveling north on Redman Acres Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 261 Redman Acres Rd, Northumberland PA 17857, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Priestley (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wyoming Path (approx.
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
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3.2 miles away); Joseph Priestley Museum (approx. 3.8 miles away); American Chemical Society / Joseph Priestley (approx. 3.8 miles away); Joseph Priestley House (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Joseph Priestley (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Joseph Priestley House (approx. 3.8 miles away); Joseph Priestley Memorial Chapel (approx. 4 miles away).
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
3. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Canal bed and tow path is not visible due to overgrowth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Jan. 27, 2023