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Near Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clinton's Ditch

(Old Erie Canal)

 
 
Clinton's Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. Clinton's Ditch Marker
Inscription. Construction began in Rome N.Y. on July 4, 1817. The canal measured 40'x 28'x 4' and was 363 miles long. It went from Albany to Buffalo and was used into the 1830's.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 43° 13.482′ N, 75° 30.108′ W. Marker is near Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Fort Bull Road south of Rome-New London Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located within the historic Erie Canal Village on the south side of the old Erie Canal, well over on the other side of the Fort Bull Road foot bridge and into the midst of the village buildings, at the point where the Fort Bull Road dips down and goes across a deep ditch. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Canal Enlargement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bull (about 400 feet away); The Erie Canal - July 4, 1817 (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Bull (about 700 feet away); Erie Canal (approx.
Clinton's Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. Clinton's Ditch Marker
View of the historic marker next to the ditch that runs through the historic Erie Canal Village.
0.3 miles away); U.S. Arsenal (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Oneida Carrying Place (approx. 2.1 miles away); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .  Erie Canal Village. This is a link to information provided by the Erie Canal Village website. (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Clinton's Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. Clinton's Ditch Marker
View looking south of the historic marker located along the side of the Fort Bull Road in the historic Erie Canal Village.
Clinton's Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. Clinton's Ditch Marker
View looking north of the historic marker located along the side of the Fort Bull Road in the historic Erie Canal Village.
Clinton's Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. Clinton's Ditch Marker
A distant view, looking south, of the historic marker located along the side of the Fort Bull Road in the historic Erie Canal Village.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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