Junction in Paulding County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Miami-Erie and Wabash-Erie Canals
Erected 2008 by John Paulding Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-63.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, the The Miami & Erie Canal, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 41° 11.665′ N, 84° 27.422′ W. Marker is in Junction, Ohio, in Paulding County. Marker is at the Touch for map. This historical marker is located about 8 miles southwest of downtown Defiance, Ohio, in what is left of the canal town of Junction, Ohio. Marker is in this post office area: Defiance OH 43512, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charloe (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Indians (approx. 6.1 miles away); Fort Brown (approx. 6.1 miles away); Site of Fort Brown (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tale of Ensign James Liggett / Major Adam Charles Muir, 41st Regiment of Foot (approx. 6.5 miles away); Route and Camp's (approx. 7 miles away); Paulding County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away); Paulding County Carnegie Library (approx. 7.5 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located where what is left of the Miami & Erie Canal comes up from the south and meets up with what is left of the Wabash & Erie Canal coming in from the west. Then, from where this marker is situated, the two canals become one canal and proceed northeast for Toledo and Lake Erie.
1. Miami Erie Canal Lock 21
The remains of lock 21 can be seen by going 2 miles south of Junction on Paulding County Road 163. The lock has a pull off area and is the site of a geo-cache box. Warning: The portion of the county road that has access to the lock is dirt road and cannot be traversed when wet. The site is also covered in poison ivy! BUT it is really worth the trip.
— Submitted April 10, 2011, by Tanya S. Brunner of Evansport, Ohio.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,906 times since then and 138 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2010, by Tracy Hahn of Defiance, Ohio. Photos: 1. submitted on May 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 2. submitted on May 28, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.