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

Union Canal

 
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
1. Union Canal Marker
Inscription. This canal was operated from 1828-1884. It connected the Schuylkill at Reading with the Susquehanna at Middletown. Remains of tow path can be seen .3 mile southeast of here, along the Tulpehocken Creek.
 
Erected 1950 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Union Canal marker series.
 
Location. 40° 22.161′ N, 75° 59.545′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Upper Van Reed Road. Touch for map. The marker is near Tulpehocken Creek, 1 mile south of Leinbachs. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Hiester (approx. 1.3 miles away); Thompson's Rifle Battalion: Capt. George Nagel's Company (approx. 3.4 miles away); Wallace Stevens (approx. 3.9 miles away); a different marker also named Wallace Stevens (approx. 3.9 miles away); Solomon Boscov (approx. 4 miles away); Skew Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Henry A. Muhlenberg (approx. 4.1 miles away); William Strong (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Union Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
2. Union Canal Marker
Tulpehocken River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 2015
3. Tulpehocken River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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