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Huntington in Huntington County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall

 
 
Canal Landing on Washington Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
1. Canal Landing on Washington Street Marker
Inscription.
(Side 1)
Canal Landing on Washington Street.
The Huntington Landing started 120 feet west on Washington St and continued to the lock at Cherry St. The Wabash & Erie canal was 4 feet deep and 100 feet wide as this point. Other locks were at First St. and Byron St. The Canal was completed from Fort Wayne to Huntington on July 4, 1854, and from Toledo to Evansville, 459 miles, in 1854. The Canal preceded the railroad to Huntington by 20 years, spurring early settlement. The Canal was abandoned in 1873.

(Side 2)
Jefferson Park Mall
Indiana's First Tax-Free Mall

Jefferson Street was closed to motor traffic and transformed into a landscpaed and lighted walkway by private financial contributors in 1969. Jefferson Street was the Huntington segment of a pioneer route - the Fort Recovery to Goshen Road - travelled by settlers from Ohio to Lake Michigan and northwest areas in the 1830's. Here the Road bridged the Wabash & Erie Canal.
 
Erected by Huntington Mall Merchants Association. (Marker Number 35.1973.1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers, and the Wabash & Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.963′ N, 85° 
Image of the canal and warehouse image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, April 24, 2008
2. Image of the canal and warehouse
29.74′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Indiana, in Huntington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jefferson Street and East Washington on North Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington IN 46750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rock House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burk's Lock (about 500 feet away); Huntington County War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Ex Parte Milligan (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memory of the Huntington County Boys who lost their lives in the Great War. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Huntington County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Huntington (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Danforth Quayle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
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Jefferson Park Mall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
3. Jefferson Park Mall Marker
View of marker and Jefferson Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2012
4. View of marker and Jefferson Street
Image of the canal design image. Click for full size.
April 24, 2008
5. Image of the canal design
Taken from the Forks of the Wabash Park (Huntington) [Chief Richardville House marker is in the park]. Courtesy of the Canal Interpretive Center, Delphi, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on May 9, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana.   3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on May 2, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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