Canal Junction

Canal Junction (HM19IH)

Location: West Harrison, IN 47060 Dearborn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.072', W 84° 49.211'

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The Whitewater Canal and the Cincinnati and Whitewater Canal joined in Harrison to provide better access to Cincinnati markets and Ohio River. Indiana Internal Improvement Act 1836 authorized Whitewater Canal; completed from Brookville to Lawrenceburg 1839. Nearby Dam No. 1 on Whitewater River created a pool for canal boats to cross the river.

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Cincinnati and Whitewater Canal incorporated by Ohio General Assembly 1837. Completed seven miles from Harrison (now West Harrison), Indiana to Dry Fork Creek, Ohio 1840. Twenty-five mile canal opened 1843 when 1, 782 foot tunnel completed at Cleves, Ohio. Traffic diverted to Cincinnati on this interstate transportation link diminished Lawrenceburg's importance as a market.
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HM NumberHM19IH
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
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Marker Number15.1999.1
Year Placed1999
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Canal Society of Indiana, and Dearborn County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688094 N 4346917
Decimal Degrees39.25120000, -84.82018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.072', W 84° 49.211'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 4.32" N, 84° 49' 12.66" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10-98 Jamison Rd, West Harrison IN 47060, US
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