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Near Sharpsville in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Erie Extension Canal

 
 
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 8, 2008
1. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Route of travel and trade, Pittsburgh to Great Lakes, 1840-1871. Important to the western Pennsylvania iron industry before the rise of the railroads. The only remaining canal lock still stands in Sharpsville.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 15.435′ N, 80° 27.168′ W. Marker is near Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Lamor Road (Pennsylvania Route 518) 0 miles west of N. Hermitage Road (Pennsylvania Route 18), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsville PA 16150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sharpsville Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Albert Bushnell Hart (approx. 2.2 miles away); Clay Furnace (approx. 3.8 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx.
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, June 8, 2008
2. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Photo taken looking east on Lamor Road toward Route 18.
5 miles away); This Bell (approx. 6.2 miles away in Ohio); Our Founder Judge Samuel C. Hinckley (approx. 6.2 miles away in Ohio); Brookfield Township (approx. 6.2 miles away in Ohio). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsville.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Remaining Canal Lock in Sharpsville image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, circa 1980's
3. Remaining Canal Lock in Sharpsville
Old scanned photo taken approximately in the late 1980's.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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