Near Rushtown in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail
—Ohio Byway —
Lock 48 is part of the extensive Ohio & Erie Canal that was constructed between 1825 and 1847. The canal provided a water route between the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico and gave a reliable form of transporation for Ohio's agricultural product's [sic] and natural resources. After 1855 the railroads began to impact the canal and in 1913 the canal system came to an abrupt end. However, the Ohio & Erie Canal played an important role in the United States economy at a time when our country was establishing iteslf as a new nation.
Erected by Ohio Department of Transportation.
Location. 38° 50.758′ N, 83° 1.065′ W. Marker is near Rushtown, Ohio, in Scioto County. Marker is on Ohio Route 104 ¼ mile north of McDermott-Pond Creek Road (County Road 46), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lucasville OH 45648, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boyhood Home of Wesley Branch Rickey (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lucasville Cemetery / Captain John Lucas Founder of Lucasville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Boyhood Home of Roy Rogers (approx. Scioto County KIA-MIA Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bigelow Church (approx. 7.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Eli Kinney House (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Ohio and Erie Canal. (Submitted on December 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Map of Ohio's Canal System. (Submitted on December 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 721 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.