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

Pennsylvania Canal

North Branch Division

 
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
1. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Inscription. This Division, built 1829-32, carried coal until 1901, from Nanticoke mines to Northumberland, and from there to inland towns and seaport cities. From Lackawanna Creek downwards there were 2 dams, 14 locks, and 7 aqueducts. Traces of towpath and canal bed can be seen here.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 55.449′ N, 76° 43.891′ W. Marker is near Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Redman Acres Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 11. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northumberland PA 17857, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Priestley (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wyoming Path (approx. 3.2 miles away); Joseph Priestley House (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Bloody Spring (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Pennsylvania Canal (approx. 4.3 miles away); Shikellamy (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Joseph Priestley (approx. 4.6 miles away); Fort Augusta (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northumberland.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
2. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Pennsylvania Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
3. Pennsylvania Canal Marker
Canal bed and tow path is not visible due to overgrowth.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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