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South Mills in Camden County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dismal Swamp Canal

 
 
Dismal Swamp Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2012
1. Dismal Swamp Canal Marker
Inscription. Connects Albemarle Sound with Chesapeake Bay. Begun 1790; in use by War of 1812.
 
Erected 1936 by State Historical Commission. (Marker Number A 12.)
 
Location. 36° 26.816′ N, 76° 19.648′ W. Marker is in South Mills, North Carolina, in Camden County. Marker is on Mullen Street north of Main Street (U.S. 17), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Mills NC 27976, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McBride Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of South Mills (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of South Mills (approx. 2.7 miles away); Seven Patriot Heroes (approx. 9.6 miles away in Virginia); Moycock (approx. 10.1 miles away); Dividing Line (approx. 10.3 miles away); North West Canal (approx. 11.4 miles away in Virginia); Glencoe (approx. 11.4 miles away in Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Mills.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Dismal Swamp Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 23, 2012
2. Dismal Swamp Canal Marker
Dismal Swamp Canal image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Dismal Swamp Canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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