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Norwich in Chenango County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chenango Canal Walking Tour

V.F.W. Sign

 
 
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
1. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
Inscription.  This photograph taken about 1870 shows the Chenango Canal looking south from the viewpoint of the canal bridge that crossed East Main Street at Canal Street. In the foreground is Edwin Smith's Warehouse, later known as R.D.Eaton Grain and Seed Company. Curving away in the background directly behind the feed warehouse is the H. Thompson and Company Foundry and Machine Shop where iron fences and agricultural implements were produced. On the left side of the picture is part of a canal boat. This is the only known photograph of a canal boat in Norwich. Curving away in the distance on the left is the Norwich Gas and Light Company. The plant provided coal gas used to illuminate 18 lamp posts in the Village of Norwich. Today's (2007) P&C Shopping Center buildings and parking lot almost completely cover the site of the canal and the manufacturing plants surrounding it in this location.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chenango Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 42° 31.9′ 
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
2. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
This photo was taken at the approximate location of the one on the marker. View looking south to current Top's Friendly Markets Food Store.
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N, 75° 31.18′ W. Marker is in Norwich, New York, in Chenango County. Marker is on Canal Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norwich NY 13815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Chenango Canal Walking Tour (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chenango Canal Walking Tour (about 400 feet away); Gateman’s Tower c. 1907 (about 500 feet away); Chenango County World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); First Log Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away); Chenango Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroad Yards (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1789 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
3. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne
4. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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