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Horseheads in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chemung Canal Feeder

 
 
Chemung Canal Feeder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 25, 2011
1. Chemung Canal Feeder Marker
Inscription. Ran from Gibson, N.Y. to here, fed water to the Chemung Canal, and provided a means of transportation. 1833-1878
 
Erected by Chemung County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 10.118′ N, 76° 49.305′ W. Marker is in Horseheads, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on North Main Street (New York State Route 14) 0.1 miles north of Old Ithaca Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 North Main Street, Horseheads NY 14845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horseheads (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Horseheads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Zim Bandstand (approx. 0.3 miles away); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. half a mile away); Eldridge Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 4 miles away); Woodlawn National Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); The Gettysburg Address (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Horseheads.
 
Also see . . .  Technology & Living Standards - Barges and Canals - Chemung Canal. That
Wide view of the Chemung Canal Feeder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 25, 2011
2. Wide view of the Chemung Canal Feeder Marker
the Chemung canal was a potent factor in developing the section through which it extended cannot be doubted. That it prepared the way for the later railroads and for the rich rewards of traffic which they have received is equally true.
(Submitted on December 18, 2012, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
The remains of the Chemung Canal today image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 25, 2011
3. The remains of the Chemung Canal today
While much of the Chemung Canal and the feeder canals have been filled and paved over, a stretch remains just a short distance from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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