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

Erie Extension Canal

 
 
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
1. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Inscription. Part of the old channel is visible by the present railroad, which replaced the canal. Lockport, now Platea, was founded in 1839 at a point where a series of locks, 28 in two miles, lowered boats bound for Erie. Canal open 1844-71.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 57.08′ N, 80° 19.746′ W. Marker is in Platea, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on Meadville Road (Pennsylvania Route 18) 0.1 miles north of Peach Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Girard PA 16417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Circus History (approx. 3.5 miles away); Old State Line (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 9.7 miles away but has been reported missing); PA-OH Border Monument (approx. 9.9 miles away in Ohio); The Western Reserve (approx. 9.9 miles away in Ohio); a different marker also named Old State Line (approx. 10.2 miles away); Miracles On Maple Hill (approx. 10.9 miles away); a different marker also named Erie Extension Canal (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels
 
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
2. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Erie Extension Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
3. Erie Extension Canal Marker
Remains of the canal next to the railroad.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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