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Leechburg in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

(Western Division)

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, March 10, 2018
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. A state-owned canal system, built 1826-34, to connect Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Erie. This 104-mile division ran from Johnstown to Pittsburgh and was part of the canalís mainline. In 1827, Dam #1 was constructed at Leechburg, and it supplied the remainder of the route to Pittsburgh with water and 7 miles of slack water navigation to Apollo, Pa. The dam remained in operation until 1865 and washed away in the Johnstown Flood of 1889.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.667′ N, 79° 35.892′ W. Marker is in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, in Armstrong County. Marker is on Market Street (Pennsylvania Route 66), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located park at the end of Canal Street. Marker is in this post office area: Leechburg PA 15656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vandergrift (approx. 2.4 miles away); St Gertrude Roman Catholic Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Nellie Bly (approx. 3.4 miles away); Freeport (approx. 5.4 miles away); Freeport Veterans Memorial
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 10, 2018
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
(approx. 5Ĺ miles away); Fort Hand (approx. 5.6 miles away); Burtner House (approx. 7 miles away); In Memory of Lieutenant Michael Schall, Sr. (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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