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Near Hanoverton in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Canal Tunnels

 
 
Canal Tunnels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
1. Canal Tunnels Marker
Inscription. Southeast of this point are the Big and Little tunnels. They were links in the 73-mile Sandy and Beaver Canal which connected the Ohio River with the Ohio and Erie Canal. Shifts of Irish laborers worked night and day with hand drills and blasting powder to cut the 1,060-yard Big Tunnel which opened for commercial use in 1850 and was abandoned two years later, a victim of the railroad.
 
Erected 1964 by Columbiana County Historical Society, The Canal Society of Ohio and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-15.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 45.293′ N, 80° 55.039′ W. Marker is near Hanoverton, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) 0.7 miles east of Haessly Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanoverton OH 44423, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Catholicism in Northern Ohio (approx. 2.2 miles away); Teegarden-Centennial Covered Bridge / Teegarden (approx. 6.6 miles away); Morganís Raid
Canal Tunnels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 7, 2013
2. Canal Tunnels Marker
(approx. 9.3 miles away); Morgan's Surrender (approx. 9.9 miles away); Lot 17, Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 10.2 miles away); Unserheim (approx. 10.3 miles away); Friends Burying Grounds (approx. 10.3 miles away); Damascus Grade School Museum (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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