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Holley in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1823 Canal Bed

 
 
1823 Canal Bed Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 7, 2016
1. 1823 Canal Bed Marker
Inscription.  
1823 Canal Bed
Site of the only
original loop of "Clinton's
Ditch," still visible
west of Rochester

 
Erected by Orleans County Community Pride.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 43° 13.51′ N, 78° 1.42′ W. Marker is in Holley, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is on Geddes Street, 0.1 miles east of Holley Square, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holley NY 14470, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holley Railway Depot (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of All Veterans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of All Those Servicemen (about 500 feet away); Safe House / Brainard Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Norwegian Immigrants Landed in Holley, 1825 (approx. Ό mile away); The Holley Loop (approx.
Marker & Depot Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 7, 2016
2. Marker & Depot Museum
Marker is beside the Holley Railway Station, on the west side.
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Ό mile away); State Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastern Orleans Memorial Post 202 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holley.
 
Also see . . .  Original Canal Loop, Holley. Orleans Hub website entry (Submitted on February 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Trail behind Railway Station image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 7, 2016
3. Trail behind Railway Station
Andrew Cuomo Canalway Trail Holley, N.Y. August 9, 2000. The paved walking path by the marker leads behind the depot to here, where it generally follows the old canal bed loop. The trail will open to a park with a playground and pond next to the present Erie Barge Canal. To the right, a rough trail leads to Holley Falls, which can be more easily reached by car.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 8, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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Feb. 4, 2023