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Evansville in Vanderburgh County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wabash and Erie Canal

 
 
Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
1. Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. Completed from Lake Erie to Evansville, 1853. Used till 1865. Passing from 5th St. to 1st Ave., canal widened into basin for docks covering part of this square.
 
Erected 1947 by Indiana Historical Bureau. (Marker Number 82.1947.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 37° 58.431′ N, 87° 34.299′ W. Marker is in Evansville, Indiana, in Vanderburgh County. Marker is at the intersection of NW 5th Street and Vine Street, on the left when traveling north on NW 5th Street. Touch for map. Located on the South/East lawn of the "Old" Vanderburgh County Courthouse (now called the "Catacombs" - Olde' Courthouse) in Evansville, Indiana. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 NW 4th Street, Evansville IN 47708, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Short Lived Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Vanderburgh County World War I Honor Roll (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vanderburgh County World War II Honor Roll (about 400 feet away); Sheriff's Residence and Jail
Obverse Side - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
2. Obverse Side - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
(about 400 feet away); McCurdy - Sears Building (about 400 feet away); Ohio River Levee (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Camp (approx. half a mile away); Augustus Owsley Stanley (approx. 8.9 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Evansville.
 
Also see . . .
1. "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 October 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. "Angel of the Canal" ::. Many fell ill digging canals. In frontier days there were few doctors and medicine was scarce. In the Brecksville, Ohio area Mrs. Johnson became known as the "Angel of the Canal" for her care of the ill. (Submitted on October 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Wide View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
3. Wide View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
Obverse Wide View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
4. Obverse Wide View - - Wabash and Erie Canal Marker
South/West Corner - - Olde' Courthouse - - - Catacombs image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
5. South/West Corner - - Olde' Courthouse - - - Catacombs
Sign - - "Catacombs - - The Olde' Courthouse" image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, October 1, 2011
6. Sign - - "Catacombs - - The Olde' Courthouse"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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