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Middletown in Butler County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Start of the Miami and Erie Canal

1825 - 1929

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Start of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription.
In emulation of those who, July 21, 1825,
here began the building of the
Miami & Erie Canal,
this Ohio property was rededicated
November 2, 1929, to its original purpose -
transportation, with the confident hope
that a super-highway soon would follow

 
Erected 1929 by Middletown Civic Association.
 
Location. 39° 30.371′ N, 84° 24.446′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Verity Parkway (Ohio Route 4/73) and Yankee Road, on the left when traveling south on Verity Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is near the western boundary of Doty Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Yankee Road, Middletown OH 45044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Middletown Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middletown World War II Memorial Chapel & Plaza (approx. 0.4 miles away); Butler County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middletown Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ohio Canals (approx. 0.7 miles away); Port Middletown
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, April 12, 2016
2. Start of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
Second Plaque on the same boulder. Verity Parkway (St Rt 4) was built on top of what was the Miami- Erie Canal. The canal was abandoned after the 1913 flood. By 1929 highways were being built across America.

1825 1929 On this spot, July 21, 1825 were turned the first spadeful of earth in the construction of the Miami and Erie Canal by Governor Jeremiah Morrow, of Ohio and Governor Dewitt Clinton, of New York men with a vision of transportation needs Middletown Civic Association

(approx. 0.7 miles away); Canal Boats (approx. 0.7 miles away); Canal Locks (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miami and Erie Canal. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Images of the Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Miami and Erie Canal History. (Submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Start of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
3. Start of the Miami and Erie Canal Marker
Looking south, with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 14, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.   3. submitted on April 10, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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