Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22

Ohio and Erie Canal Lock 22 (HM8WF)

Location: Groveport, OH 43125 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 51.274', W 82° 52.355'

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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 has a sixteen foot wide channel. Its purpose was to raise and lower canal boats to meet the changing terrain. The canal's presence helped fuel commercial and population growth in Groveport in the 19th century by providing a fast and reliable form of transportation to move people, goods, and services to and from the Ohio frontier. It was also a source of recreation as residents used its waters for fishing, row boating, and ice skating. The canal basin at the western end of Lock 22 was a favorite spot for ice skating parties.
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HM NumberHM8WF
Series This marker is part of the Ohio and Erie Canal series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
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Marker Number96-25
Year Placed2006
Placed ByGroveport Heritage and Preservation Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:20am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 339813 N 4413293
Decimal Degrees39.85456667, -82.87258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.274', W 82° 52.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 16.44" N, 82° 52' 21.30" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6080 Ebright Rd, Groveport OH 43125, US
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