Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Erie Canal
Historic New York
Passenger and freight barges crowded the canal. Western New York flourished with new, cheap transportation. The Erie Canal also hastened development of the Mid-West. Success of the Erie stimulated enlargement of the original canal in the 1840's and construction of additional canals. More than 500 miles of canals connected the Erie to other sections of New York State. After the 1870's, canal transportation declined and many canals closed. The Erie was modernized in 1918 as part of the State Barge Canal System consisting of the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca Canals.
Erected 1963 by State Education Department.
Marker series. Erie Canal, and the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 5.75′ N, 75° 50.513′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is on NYS Thruway (U.S. 90) 4 miles west of N Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13). Touch for map. Marker is at a Thruway Rest area and faces away from the Thruway. Marker is in this post office area: Canastota NY 13032, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canaseraga (approx. 2.9 miles away); Congregational Church - 1814 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 4.3 miles away); Carmen Basilio (approx. 4½ miles away); Great Auto Race (approx. 4.7 miles away); Grave of Capt. Adj. George Marsden (approx. 9.3 miles away); Grover Cleveland (approx. 9½ miles away); Temperance House (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
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