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Canal Fulton in Stark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ohio and Erie Canal

 
 
Ohio and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
1. Ohio and Erie Canal Marker
Inscription. Sounds of boat horns and brawling packet crews resounded for many years at this lock and 142 others on the Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal was a 308-mile water toll road built between 1825 and 1832 from Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River at Portsmouth. The early growth of Akron and Massillon was due to the canal. Railroads caused its decline and the flood of 1913 destroyed its usefulness.
 
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society and Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 1-76.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio and Erie Canal, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.657′ N, 81° 35.021′ W. Marker is in Canal Fulton, Ohio, in Stark County. Marker can be reached from Erie Avenue NW 0.1 miles east of Millfield Road NW. Touch for map. Located in Lock 4 Canal Park near the gazebo. Marker is in this post office area: Canal Fulton OH 44614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nobles Pond (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Little Steel Strike of 1937 (approx. 6.5 miles away); Young People's Christian Association
Ohio and Erie Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
2. Ohio and Erie Canal Marker
(approx. 6.5 miles away); Lillian Gish (1893-1993) & Dorothy Gish (1898-1968) (approx. 6.5 miles away); Central Firehouse Fire Alarm Bell (approx. 6.5 miles away); Football Pioneer Paul E. Brown (approx. 7.3 miles away); Private William R. Richardson (approx. 7.9 miles away); Robert Pinn (approx. 7.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to the Ohio and Erie Canalway. (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Ohio and Erie Canal Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
3. Ohio and Erie Canal Entrance
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
4. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate
Looking east
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
5. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Gate
Looking west
(Not my kids!)
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Lock House image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
6. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Lock House
Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Lockhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, September 15, 2013
7. Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 4 Lockhouse Marker
Canal Fulton Lock No. 4

Lock No. 4 is the fourth lock south of Summit Lake on the Ohio and Erie Canal. The lock was originally built in 1827 of stone to a width of 16 feet and a length of 90 feet.
The lock was in active use from 1827 to 1913. The lock was first restored in 1908 with concrete used in place of the original stone construction.
Lock No. 4 Restoration
June, 1981


Funded by:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Devlopment

Sponsored by:
Stark County Board of Commissioners
Norman W. Sponseller
Gerald J. Patrick
Richard D. Watkins
and the Canal Fulton Heritage Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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