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Troy in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miami and Erie Canal

Footprint of Lock 12

 
 
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2018
1. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. Construction of the Miami Extension of the Miami and Erie Canal, which included Troy, began around 1834. Lock 12 was built in 1836. General William Henry Harrison and other dignitaries officially opened the Troy section on July 4, 1837. The canal brought prosperity to the area, as its products were shipped to new markets and more people moved here. The last canal boat came through Lock 12 in 1912 and the disastrous flood of March 1913 finally ended Troy and Ohio’s canal era. Evidence suggests that in the late 1920s, the Hobart Brothers Company’s building on West Main Street covered part of the lock. The building and lock were razed in 2015. The footprint monument was dedicated June 7, 2017 and includes stones from Lock 12.
 
Erected 2018 by City of Troy; The Troy Foundation; Hobart Brothers Company; The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 33-55.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.876′ N, 84° 12.696′ W. Marker is in Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is on Great Miami River Recreational Trail (County Route 25A), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 439 North Elm Street, Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2018
2. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hobart Brothers Company (here, next to this marker); Historic Lock 12 (a few steps from this marker); Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Miami County War Savings Quota Plaque (approx. 0.6 miles away); LFWB&G Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sheriff’s House and Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Courthouses and Jail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2018
3. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, September 3, 2018
4. Miami and Erie Canal Marker
the "foot print" of the lock, with the other marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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