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Ohio and Erie Canal Historical Markers

Completed in 1833 and linking Lake Erie with the Ohio River, it spurred economic development along its route until the late 1800s.
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2009
Ohio Canals Marker Map Detail
Ohio (Butler County), Middletown — Ohio CanalsPort Middletown Plaza
Canals were built in Ohio to provide a better way to transport goods to the eastern markets. Two major canals were built connecting the Ohio River to Lake Erie - the Ohio Erie & [sic Ohio & Erie] Canal running from Portsmouth to Cleveland and the . . . — Map (db m30375) HM
Ohio (Coshocton County), Roscoe — James LeRetilley Building - 1847
James LeRetilley Sr. purchased the building in 1849, a year before his death. In 1825, he moved to Caldersburgh from Muskingum County and opened a general store. He was the first postmaster in Caldersburgh (1826). After the canal opened, LeRetilley . . . — Map (db m27381) HM
Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Independence — Mule PowerTowing Canal Boats
Hi, I’m Blossom. During the canal days.mules like me walked the towpath, pulling heavy boats behind us. We were strong engines, able to haul 60 tons or more of freight. Mules worked in teams of two or three. Cargo boats had a middle cabin to . . . — Map (db m140592) HM
Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Moreland Hills — 15-18 — Birthplace of James A. Garfield
James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the United States, was born here in 1831. His father died when he was two, but the family remained on the farm where James helped when he was not attending school. He continued to live here through his years . . . — Map (db m118214) HM
Ohio (Cuyahoga County), Valley View — Lock 38Boat Elevator
Lock 38 is one of the few restored, working locks along the historic Ohio & Erie Canal. Locks are like elevators – they raise and lower boats between levels. State engineers designed 44 locks to deal with a 395 foot rise in elevation from . . . — Map (db m140161) HM
Ohio (Erie County), Milan — Edison Recalls Milan
My recollections of Milan are somewhat scanty as I left the town when I was not quite seven years old. I remember the wheat elevators on the canal, and Gay shipyard; also the launching of new boats, on which occasion the piece of land called the . . . — Map (db m90659) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Baltimore — 4-23 — The Ohio & Erie Canal and the "Twin Cities" / The Ohio & Erie Canal and the Dry Dock Lock
The Ohio & Erie Canal and the "Twin Cities" On this site the Ohio & Erie Canal flowed south and down-level under the Market Street Bridge. Nearby Pawpaw Creek and the canal culturally divided the Swiss settlers to the west in Basil and the . . . — Map (db m12344) HM
Ohio (Fairfield County), Carroll — 7-23 — Junction of the Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals
Canals were an important means of transportation when Carroll was founded in 1829 by William Tong and his brother Oliver, who chose this site because it was where the proposed intersection of the Lancaster Lateral Canal and Ohio-Erie Canal would be . . . — Map (db m80624) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Canal Winchester — 26-25 — Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal
[Marker Front]: You are standing on the site of Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal helped to open the interior of Ohio to trade and settlement and played a part in Winchester's prosperity during the mid-1800s. Local farmers exported grain from . . . — Map (db m12530) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Groveport — 11-25 — Groveport Log House
Built on Main Street, circa 1815, this two story log residence was later sided. In 1974 during new post office site preparation, the log structure was discovered and moved to present location along Ohio-Erie Canal route. In adjoining Groveport . . . — Map (db m12521) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Groveport — 40-25 — Ohio and Erie Canal in Groveport / Scioto Valley Interurban
Ohio and Erie Canal in Groveport The Ohio and Erie Canal was Ohio's solution to the lack of a reliable and fast transportation system to move goods to outside markets. The canal opened in the then unplatted village of Groveport on September 25, . . . — Map (db m12659) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Groveport — 96-25 — Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22
The Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22, constructed from 1830-1831, is the only canal lock in Groveport. Constructed by W.H. Richardson as part of his $2,937 bid to build section 52 of the canal, the sandstone lock is 117 feet long and ten feet deep and . . . — Map (db m13724) HM
Ohio (Franklin County), Lockbourne — 30-25 — Ohio-Erie Canal and Locks / The Columbus Feeder Canal
Ohio-Erie Canal and Locks The Ohio-Erie Canal was built between 1825 and 1832 and extended 308 miles from Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River at Portsmouth. The greatest engineering achievement in Ohio up to that time, the canal gave the . . . — Map (db m12902) HM
Ohio (Licking County), Buckeye Lake — 13-45 — Buckeye Lake
[Marker Front]: Formed by the retreating glacier more than 14,000 years ago, Buckeye Lake first existed as a shallow, swampy pond, named "Buffalo Swamp" by Ohio Company explorer Christopher Gist in 1751. Beginning in 1826 the State . . . — Map (db m12959) HM
Ohio (Licking County), Hebron — 1-45 — Hebron
Located at the crossing of the Ohio and Erie Canal and the National Road, Hebron was a favored commercial and agricultural center for Licking County in the nineteenth century. Only four miles north of the city Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York . . . — Map (db m13878) HM
Ohio (Licking County), Hebron — HebronThe Historic National Road in Ohio — Transportation Crossroad —
Where the Water Met the Road While the citizens of St. Clairsville, in eastern Ohio, celebrated the groundbreaking for the National Road on July 4, 1825, construction began on the Ohio & Erie Canal on the same day at Licking Summit (now . . . — Map (db m97542) HM
Ohio (Licking County), Hebron — Hebron MillThe Historic National Road in Ohio
The village of Hebron lost its first mill to a fire in 1881. By the mid 1880’s, a new mill took its place and continued operation into the 1990’s, making it the longest running business in Hebron. by 1891, the Hebron Mill converted from water power . . . — Map (db m97543) HM
Ohio (Stark County), Canal Fulton — 1-76 — Ohio and Erie Canal
Sounds of boat horns and brawling packet crews resounded for many years at this lock and 142 others on the Ohio and Erie Canal. The canal was a 308-mile water toll road built between 1825 and 1832 from Lake Erie at Cleveland to the Ohio River at . . . — Map (db m68688) HM
Ohio (Tuscarawas County), Dover — 6-79 — The Ohio and Erie Canal / Canal Dover Toll House1825 - 1913
The Ohio-Erie Canal 1825-1913 Seeking an alternate transportation route to distant markets, many farmers and manufacturers in Ohio wanted to connect the Ohio River to Lake Erie with a canal. Beginning in Cleveland the Ohio-Erie Canal ran south, . . . — Map (db m15190) HM
Ohio (Tuscarawas County), New Philadelphia — 5-79 — The Ohio-Erie Canal In Tuscarawas County / The Ohio-Erie Canal 1825-1913
1825–1913. Seeking an alternative transportation route to distant markets, many farmers and manufacturers in Ohio wanted to connect the Ohio River to Lake Erie with a canal. Beginning in Cleveland the Ohio-Erie Canal ran south, the length of . . . — Map (db m293) HM
Ohio (Tuscarawas County), Tuscarawas — 12-79 — The Ohio & Erie Canal in Warwick Township
The greatest engineering achievement in Ohio during the pre-railroad era, the Ohio & Erie Canal traversed nearly six miles of Warwick Township. Completed in 1830, the canal brought prosperity to the village of Trenton (now Tuscarawas) and to . . . — Map (db m294) HM

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