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Lebanon in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Union Canal Tunnel

 
 
Union Canal Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
1. Union Canal Tunnel Marker
Inscription. Monument to first canal tunnel in America stands not far up this road. Built in 1823 under this ridge, the tunnel may be reached by a short walk down the hill on either side. The Union Canal was opened in 1827, and operated until 1884.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Union Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 20.99′ N, 76° 27.609′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is on Tunnel Hill Road (Pennsylvania Route 4001). Touch for map. The marker is located in Union Canal Tunnel Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon PA 17046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Union Canal Tunnel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Canal Company of Pennsylvania (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Lampposts and Courthouse Bell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lebanon County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Union Canal (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cornwall Iron Furnace (approx. 4.8 miles away); John Walter (approx. 5.6 miles away); Cornwall Furnace (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Union Canal Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
2. Union Canal Tunnel Marker
Union Canal image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
3. Union Canal
Sign in Union Canal Tunnel Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 31, 2015
4. Sign in Union Canal Tunnel Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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