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Connersville in Fayette County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Whitewater Canal

 
 
The Whitewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. The Whitewater Canal Marker
Inscription. In 1836 construction began on this fifty-six lock, one hundred one mile canal. Opened from Lawrenceburg to Brookville (1839), it was extended to Laurel and Cincinnati (1843), Connersville (1845), Cambridge City (1846), and Hagerstown (1847).
 
Erected 1966 by Indiana Sesquicentennial Commission. (Marker Number 21.1966.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 37.939′ N, 85° 8.621′ W. Marker is in Connersville, Indiana, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of South Grand Avenue (State Road 121) and South Eastern Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Located by intersection at "Whitewater Valley Railroad" building on South side of Connersville, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Connersville IN 47331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Elmhurst" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canal House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fayette County Honor Rolls (approx. 0.6 miles away); Twelve Mile Line
Obverse Side - - The Whitewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - The Whitewater Canal Marker
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Brigadier General CSA Francis Asbury Shoup (approx. 9.1 miles away); Whetzel Trace (1818-1823) (approx. 9.6 miles away); East Germantown Civil War Band (approx. 12.5 miles away); Iron Brigade Commander (approx. 12.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Connersville.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Looking West - - The Whitewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
3. Looking West - - The Whitewater Canal Marker
Looking East - - The Whitewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
4. Looking East - - The Whitewater Canal Marker
Note "Whitewater Valley Railroad" building in background.
"Whitewater Valley Railroad" - - 'Locomotive / Sign' image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
5. "Whitewater Valley Railroad" - - 'Locomotive / Sign'
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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