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The Central Canal

 
 
The Central Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, April 15, 2006
1. The Central Canal Marker
Inscription. Part of a statewide canal system begun in the late 1830's. The Central was projected from Peru to Worthington via Marion and Martinsville. Twenty-four miles were completed in this region. Railroads soon replaced the canals.
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 49.1966.2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.321′ N, 86° 9.585′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of West Westfield Boulevard and North Illinois Street, on the left when traveling east on West Westfield Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in the Broad Ripple section of Indianapolis. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hinkle Fieldhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); North Meridian Street Historic District (approx. 1.8 miles away); Toll House - Michigan Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Crown Hill (approx. 2.2 miles away); Marshall "Major" Taylor (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Also see . . .
View of The Central Canal in the other direction. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, April 15, 2006
2. View of The Central Canal in the other direction.

1. Uncovering an Indiana Treasure . . . The Central Canal. PDF file. A very readable, comprehensive history of the canal from inception to the present day. [This document has been removed from the Indiana State Museum website. If you find it at another location, kindly add a new link to this page.—Ed.] (Submitted on April 17, 2006.) 

2. A Brief Commentary on the Central Canal. (Submitted on April 13, 2007.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Bridge by The Central Canal marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mbowyer, April 15, 2006
3. Bridge by The Central Canal marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,844 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2006, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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