Tuscarawas in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Ohio & Erie Canal in Warwick Township
The canal served other uses besides transportation. Mills and factories leased water rights from the state. During the winter months, ice was cut from the canal and stored for year-round use by stores and taverns. The canal also provided entertainment and recreation-fishing, boating, swimming, ice skating, and picnicking-to area residents.
Upper Trenton Lock. The Upper Trenton Lock (Lock 15 South) of the Ohio
Repeated flood damage prompted reconstruction of Lock 15 in 1907. The deteriorated stonemasonry was completely replaced with concrete at a cost of $6,815. The old stone was used to shore up the towpath. Use of the state-owned canal had declined significantly by this point, and the great flood of 1913 brought the canal era to an end in Ohio.
Erected 2001 by The Warwick Lions Club, The Rosenberry Foundation, The Tuscarawas County Historical Society, The Village of Toscarawas, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-79.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 23.571′ N, 81° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tuscarawas OH 44682, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gnadenhutten / The Gnadenhutten Massacre, "A Day of Shame" (approx. 3 miles away); Uhrich's Mill 1806 / Clay Capital 1833-1980s (approx. 3.2 miles away); Dennison High School (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dennison Railway Chapel / The Manse (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dennison Yard and Shops / Dennison Depot (approx. 4 miles away).
Regarding The Ohio & Erie Canal in Warwick Township. State Route 416 parallels the canal's route from New Philadelphia through Tuscarawas County. Then US-36 follows it to Coshocton and State Route 16 is close to it on its way to Dresden.
Also see . . .
1. History of Ohio's Canals. From the Ohio Division of Water, Canal Lands site. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
2. Ohio's Historic Canals. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
3. Map of Ohio's Canals. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
4. The Ohio & Erie Canal — A Photo Essay. (Submitted on April 23, 2006.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,594 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 23, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.