Near Covington in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Wabash - Erie Canal
1846 - 1875
Erected 1976 by Fountain County Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 40° 13.074′ N, 87° 20.512′ W. Marker is near Covington, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on North Portland Arch Road west of County Road W400N, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2491 North Portland Arch Road, Covington IN 47932, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Portland Arch Natural Preserve (approx. 0.4 miles away); Progressive Friends Church Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Osborn Prairie Church - - Built 1892 (approx. 4½ miles away); Trail of Death Warren County Patriots (approx. 5½ miles away); Williamsport - Warren County (approx. 5½ miles away); Covington Carnegie Library (approx. 6.1 miles away); In Memory of Heroes 1861 - 1865 (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
Also see . . .
1. "Wabash & Erie Canal Park" - Delphi, Indiana::. This organization has the greatest concentration and most of the known remains of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Indiana. The many links on this web site are very interesting and fun to work with. (Submitted on June 29, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. "The men who dug the Canal" ::. A light and lively song with many old photos of canal builders in the process of digging a canal. (Submitted on July 7, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. "Angel of the Canal" ::. Many fell ill digging canals. In frontier days there were few doctors and medicine was scarce. In the Brecksville, Ohio area Mrs. Johnson became known as the "Angel of the Canal" for her care of the ill. (Submitted on July 11, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
4. "Construction of Canal Moved Slowly" :: (Submitted on October 29, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,503 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 29, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.