Near Delphi in Carroll County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Packet or passenger boats served meals and were equipped with sleeping berths. Other canal travelers, on Line Boats or anyone who had reached their destination, needed a hotel or inn often called a House or Tavern. Travelers could stop here, at Pittsburg or Paragon down river, or in Delphi. Serving meals and providing accommodations for overnight guests became a good business along the entire length of Wabash and Erie canal.
Erected by Canal Society of Indiana, Land donated by Grantham Family.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 40° 38.965′ N, 86° 39.44′ W. Marker is near Delphi, Indiana, in Carroll County. Marker is on Road N 700 W north of Road W 675 N, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the North bank of the Wabash River - on the East side of the road. There also is a gravel ramp leading
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrollton on the Wabash (here, next to this marker); The Carrollton Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Wabash & Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); Trail of Death (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Cabin Home Gen. Samuel Milroy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Samuel Milroy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Spanish American War Veterans Gave Their Cannon (approx. 4˝ miles away); Civil War Memorial - Carroll County Indiana (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delphi.
Also see . . .
1. "Wabash & Erie Canal Park" - Delphi, Indiana::. This organization has the greatest concentration and most of the known remains of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Indiana. The many links on this web site are very interesting and fun to work with. (Submitted on September 8, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. "The men who dug the Canal" ::. A light and lively song with many old photos of canal builders in the process of digging a canal. (Submitted on September 8, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
3. "Angel of the Canal" ::. Many fell ill digging (Submitted on September 8, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 993 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.