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Near Rokeby Lock in Morgan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Muskingum River Navigation System

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
Muskingum River Navigation System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
1. Muskingum River Navigation System Marker
Inscription. The Muskingum River Improvement, started in 1837, played a key role in economic development of the Greater Ohio River Valley as one of the nation's first complete slackwater navigation systems for steam-powered vessels, and survives as the most intact system of large hand-operated locks in the United States.
Completed 1841 Designated 2001
 
Erected 2001 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.029′ N, 81° 54.503′ W. Marker is near Rokeby Lock, Ohio, in Morgan County. Touch for map. Marker is near parking lot for Muskingum River Parkway Lock 8 Park, off Ohio Route 60, near Greer Road. Marker is in this post office area: McConnelsville OH 43756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morgan's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Morgan Raiders (approx. half a mile away); Goins Field (approx. 6.2 miles away); Stewart "Stu" Stevens (approx. 6.2 miles away); Rock Hollow School (approx.
Muskingum River Navigation System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
2. Muskingum River Navigation System Marker
Looking south toward Lock No. 8 and Muskingum River.
6.3 miles away); Morgan County Dungeon (approx. 6.3 miles away); J. Frank Demster Memorial Park (approx. 6.3 miles away); Malta Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rokeby Lock.
 
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Lock No. 8 and the Muskingum River image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
3. Lock No. 8 and the Muskingum River
Muskingum River Parkway Lock 8 Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 2, 2008
4. Muskingum River Parkway Lock 8 Park Sign
Looking northwest along Ohio Route 60.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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