Miami and Erie Canal

Miami and Erie Canal (HM2B4T)

Location: Troy, OH 45373 Miami County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 2.876', W 84° 12.696'

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Footprint of Lock 12

Construction of the Miami Extension of the Miami and Erie Canal, which included Troy, began around 1834. Lock 12 was built in 1836. General William Henry Harrison and other dignitaries officially opened the Troy section on July 4, 1837. The canal brought prosperity to the area, as its products were shipped to new markets and more people moved here. The last canal boat came through Lock 12 in 1912 and the disastrous flood of March 1913 finally ended Troy and Ohio's canal era. Evidence suggests that in the late 1920s, the Hobart Brothers Company's building on West Main Street covered part of the lock. The building and lock were razed in 2015. The footprint monument was dedicated June 7, 2017 and includes stones from Lock 12.
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HM NumberHM2B4T
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByCity of Troy; The Troy Foundation; Hobart Brothers Company; The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 737866 N 4436803
Decimal Degrees40.04793333, -84.21160000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.876', W 84° 12.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 52.56" N, 84° 12' 41.76" W
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Area Code(s)937
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 408 N Elm St, Troy OH 45373, US
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