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Duncannon in Perry County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania Canal

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. This State-owned artificial water-way system, built 1826-1834, was designed to connect points like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Erie in a vast inland trade. It embraced six chief canal divisions and two railroads. Here the Susquehanna, Juniata, and Eastern Divisions joined at a canal basin.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 25.588′ N, 77° 0.64′ W. Marker is in Duncannon, Pennsylvania, in Perry County. Marker is at the intersection of William Penn Highway (U.S. 22/322) and U.S. 11/15, on the right when traveling south on William Penn Highway. Touch for map. Located on an exit ramp at the highway interchange. An overpass of US 11/15 is just north of the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Duncannon PA 17020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 1.6 miles away); Clark's Ferry Bridge Company (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lightning Guider Sleds (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2009
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Col. Timothy Green (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Halifax (approx. 5.7 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncannon.
 
More about this marker. The state database lists this marker in Perry County, but the actual plotted location is just into a section of Dauphin County which sits on the west side of the Susquehanna River.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 850 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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