“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Memphis in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Old Erie Canal

Old Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
October 21, 2018
1. Old Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.  Formerly called Canton, Memphis was half-way stop on original canal route: 179 miles from Buffalo and 183 miles from Albany
Erected 2018 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 487.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
Location. 43° 5.107′ N, 76° 22.655′ W. Marker is in Memphis, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on Bennetts Corners Road (County Route 66). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis NY 13112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Syracuse Area (approx. 3 miles away); Sheldon Peck (approx. 4.8 miles away); Elbridge Central (approx. 4.8 miles away); Munro Collegiate Institute (approx. 4.8 miles away); Elbridge (approx. 4.9 miles away); 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct (approx. 4.9 miles away); Built Circa 1835 (approx. 5 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. 5 miles away).
Regarding Old Erie Canal. When the Long Level (the section between Utica and Syracuse) of the Erie Canal
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was completed in October 1819, Canton was barely a small settlement. With the opening of the entire canal in 1825 the following years gave rise to a thriving community that lasted until the 1890s. There are no remnants of the original Erie Canal in modern day Memphis.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 25, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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