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

Port Middletown

Port Middletown Plaza

 
 
Port Middletown Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
1. Port Middletown Marker
Inscription.
Port Middletown, located at Third St. (Central Ave.), was the main port along the Miami & Erie Canal. A scale was located there and tolls were collected.

[Photos] Left, a fire in 1881 at the Ben Smith Livery at Port Middletown has just been extinguished. Below, a line boat docked at Port Middletown in 1881.
 
Erected by City of Middletown, the Middletown Historical Society, and others.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 39° 30.963′ N, 84° 24.153′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (Ohio Route 122) and N. Verity Parkway (Ohio Route 73), on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1131 Central Avenue, Middletown OH 45044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Canals (here, next to this marker); Canal Boats (here, next to this marker); Canal Locks (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal in Middletown (here, next to this marker); The Miami & Erie Canal Lift Bridge
Port Middletown Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Port Middletown Plaza
Water feature with marker panels in foreground, while artist Eric Henn's Port Middletown on the Miami & Erie Canal mural dominates the wall of the TV Middletown Building in the background. Looking NW.
(here, next to this marker); World War II Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. mile away); Middletown War Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Underground Railroad Route (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Regarding Port Middletown. The marker panels are along the side of a water feature on the plaza that is a stylized series of partially opened locks.
 
Also see . . .
1. Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Miami & Erie Canal. (Submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Port Middletown Plaza Water Feature image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Port Middletown Plaza Water Feature
Symbolizing partially opened canal locks. Marker panels are on the outside of the lock wall expansions.
Port Middletown Plaza Mural Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Port Middletown Plaza Mural Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,092 times since then and 41 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 18, 2010. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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