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Unionville Feeder Canal

 
 
Unionville Feeder Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 28, 2015
1. Unionville Feeder Canal Marker
Inscription. The Unionville Feeder Canal crossed here, providing most of the water for the Farmington Canal, from Granby, CT to New Haven, CT 1828-1847.
 
Erected by Farmington Public Works.
 
Location. 41° 45.183′ N, 72° 49.667′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Town Farm Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 162 Town Farm Road, Farmington CT 06032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canal Junction (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Farmington Canal (approx. half a mile away); Canal Aqueduct (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Wilford Woodruff (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 1.9 miles away); Farmington Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Farmington (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pitkin's Basin (was approx. 2.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmington.
 
Regarding Unionville Feeder Canal. This 3 mile long canal began at a dam across the Farmington River located downstream from the center of Unionville, near the Farmington Town Hall. It was built to the same
The Unionville Feeder Canal is found on the right. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 28, 2015
2. The Unionville Feeder Canal is found on the right.
The long term plan for this canal was to continue up the Farmington Valley into Massachusetts, then head west to connect with the Hudson River.
dimensions as the Farmington Canal which enabled Unionville to import raw materials and export finished goods from the seaport of New Haven to the Connecticut River in central Massachusetts. Unionville also had water power. The combination of modern transportation and energy made Unionville grow into the industrial center of Farmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. A lithograph of the Unionville Feeder Canal. (Submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. National Register of Historic Places, page 8. (Submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Unionville Feeder Canal auto tour. (Submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
4. Unionville Feeder Canal Dam location. (Submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Painting by R.J.Holden image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 30, 2015
3. Painting by R.J.Holden
A passenger boat on the Unionville Feeder Canal, just before the junction with the Farmington Canal and the Aqueduct. The marker is at the same location. The photo was courtesy of the Farmington Library.
Unionville Feeder Canal midpoint. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, December 28, 2015
4. Unionville Feeder Canal midpoint.
The towpath is on the right and the wide canal is on the left.
Map of the Unionville Feeder Canal image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, January 8, 2016
5. Map of the Unionville Feeder Canal
1.5 miles of the Feeder Canal can still be found today. Look where the thin blue line crosses a road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2016, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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