“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal

Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal Marker
Inscription. Chartered by Pennsylvania, 1835; run by the canal company, 1840-1872, and the Reading Railroad till 1894. Followed the river for 45 miles below Columbia.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal marker series.
Location. 39° 57.954′ N, 76° 29.408′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Long Level Road PA 624 0.3 miles south of Calvary Church Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna Canal (here, next to this marker); Cresap's Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Thomas Cresap (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Atglen & Susquehanna Low Grade (approx. 1.8 miles away); Moving Heaven and Earth (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
More about this marker. Same wording is on at least 3 markers along the canal route.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 29 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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