Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall

Canal Landing on Washington Street / Jefferson Park Mall (HM18C6)

Location: Huntington, IN 46750 Huntington County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 52.963', W 85° 29.74'

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Canal Landing on Washington Street.
The Huntington Landing started 120 feet west on Washington St and continued to the lock at Cherry St. The Wabash & Erie canal was 4 feet deep and 100 feet wide as this point. Other locks were at First St. and Byron St. The Canal was completed from Fort Wayne to Huntington on July 4, 1854, and from Toledo to Evansville, 459 miles, in 1854. The Canal preceded the railroad to Huntington by 20 years, spurring early settlement. The Canal was abandoned in 1873.

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Jefferson Park Mall
Indiana's First Tax-Free Mall

Jefferson Street was closed to motor traffic and transformed into a landscpaed and lighted walkway by private financial contributors in 1969. Jefferson Street was the Huntington segment of a pioneer route - the Fort Recovery to Goshen Road - travelled by settlers from Ohio to Lake Michigan and northwest areas in the 1830's. Here the Road bridged the Wabash & Erie Canal.
HM NumberHM18C6
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series, and the Wabash & Erie Canal series.
Marker Number35.1973.1
Placed ByHuntington Mall Merchants Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 626742 N 4526826
Decimal Degrees40.88271667, -85.49566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 52.963', W 85° 29.74'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 52' 57.78" N, 85° 29' 44.40" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 N Jefferson St, Huntington IN 46750, US
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