Jordan in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Abandoned Fall of 1917
Aqueduct built 1841
when the canal was enlarged
Canal Park built 1932
Erected 2004 by Town of Elbridge.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 43° 3.954′ N, 76° 28.4′ W. Marker is in Jordan, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on North Main Street (New York State Route 317), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is located within the Jordan Canal Park in the Village of Jordan. Marker is in this post office area: Jordan NY 13080, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Firehouse (approx. 4.6 miles away); Town of Brutus (approx. 4.7 miles away); Weed's Basin (approx. 4.7 miles away); God's Acre (approx. 4.8 miles away); William McCreedy (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Boom Years (approx. 5.4 miles away).
Regarding Erie Canal. The Village of Jordan (incorporated in 1835) is within the Town of Elbridge
The Jordan Aqueduct was built in 1841 when the Erie Canal was enlarged and it carried the Erie Canal over Skaneateles Creek. It was abandoned in the fall of 1917 at the end of the canal season. Currently in the Jordan Canal Park you can walk through two of the four aqueduct arches and examine the magnificent stonework. The abandoned canal bed has been made into a garden park including benches and a trail which runs along the bottom of the old canal prism with views of the old canal walls. A modern foot bridge, a recent feature of the Jordan Canal Park, spans the creek and is built on top of the sections of the aqueduct that originally supported the wooden trough that contained the canal water.
Also see . . . The Erie Canal - The Jordan Aqueduct, Jordan, N.Y. ,. for a comprehensive series of photos of the aqueduct in the Jordan Canal Park. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Jordan Elbridge Aqueduct Canal Park
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,273 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.