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Hawley in Pike County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Daniels Farmhouse, D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 Towpath Trail and Riverside Trail

"The D&H" Railroad and Canal

 

Hawley Mile Marker 367

 
Daniels Farmhouse, D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 Towpath Trail and Riverside Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2018
1. Daniels Farmhouse, D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 Towpath Trail and Riverside Trail Marker
Inscription.  

This historic building dates to the early 1800s and was built using post and beam construction. In 1821 it was owned by Russell Daniels and was called the Daniels Farm. The Delaware & Hudson Canal was built directly behind the house; Lock 31 was placed here, and the value of the property increased greatly. In 1878 the property was sold to Ernst A. Hintze, a grocer from Brooklyn NY. Mr. Hintze remodeled the house and opened for business as a hotel fronting the canal. It became a store and hotel that served the boatmen on the canal and the passengers on the canal boats. There were 108 locks on the 108 mile canal from Honesdale PA to Rondout NY, providing a market for the anthracite of Pennsylvania to the Hudson River.

In 2001 the Wayne County Historical Society purchased the house and ten acres and started the process of preservation. The Society owns a mile of the canal including a trail along the old towpath and canal and a second trail along the Lackawaxen River. The park is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. It is the only section of the D&H Canal open to the public in Pennsylvania.
 
Location.

Daniels Farmhouse, D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 Towpath Trail and Riverside Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2018
2. Daniels Farmhouse, D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 Towpath Trail and Riverside Trail Marker
Looking SSE toward the Daniels' Farmhouse
41° 29.652′ N, 75° 11.7′ W. Marker is in Hawley, Pennsylvania, in Pike County. Marker is on Texas Palmyra Highway (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 179 Texas Palmyra Highway, Hawley PA 18428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Facts about the Delaware & Hudson Canal 1828-1898 (a few steps from this marker); Delaware & Hudson Canal Company Boat Outline (a few steps from this marker); Daniels' Farmhouse at New Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania's Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bingham Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); History of Hawley (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hawley.
 
Also see . . .
1. The D & H Canal Park at Lock 31. (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 on Facebook. (Submitted on August 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 Sign
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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