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Site of the Central Canal

 
 
Site of the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
1. Site of the Central Canal Marker
south side of two sided marker
Inscription.  Authorized by Indiana's 1836 Internal Improvement Act, Central Canal conceived as link in transportation system connecting Wabash and Erie Canal with Ohio River. State's bankruptcy in 1839 prevented completion of Central Canal. Canal has since provided hydraulic power, fresh water and recreation.
 
Erected 1992 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Marion County-Indianapolis Historical Society. (Marker Number 49.1992.5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 39° 46.158′ N, 86° 9.952′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from N. West Street. Marker is located along the Central Canal, east of N. West Avenue, behind the North State Office Building at 100 N. State Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
2. Site of the Central Canal Marker
north side of two sided marker
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Greek Orthodox Church (about 700 feet away); Lincoln to the Citizens of Indiana (about 700 feet away); Here, Abraham Lincoln Said (about 700 feet away); Macedonian Tribune (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Sullivan (Military Park) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oliver Perry Morton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Arsenal 1861 - 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Site of the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
3. Site of the Central Canal Marker
looking northeast along canal
Site of the Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 15, 2016
4. Site of the Central Canal Marker
looking west along canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2016, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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