The Dismal Swamp RangersBefore you is the Deep Creek Lock of the Great Dismal Swamp Canal. The canal was an important thoroughfare, connecting the North Carolina Sounds with Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay. The Dismal Swamp Canal is the oldest operating artificial waterway in the United States. Construction was authorized by the Virginia legislature in 1787 and subsequently by North Carolina in 1790. Both Union and Confederate strategists recognized the canal's importance and sought to control the waterway.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:54pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 380287 N 4067537|
|Decimal Degrees||36.74603333, -76.34096667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 44.762', W 76° 20.458'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 44' 45.72" N, 76° 20' 27.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 217-399 Luray St, Chesapeake VA 23323, US|
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