Wyoming Division Canal

Wyoming Division Canal (HMC83)

Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 Luzerne County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 15.028', W 75° 52.807'

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Built by the State of Pennsylvania, 1831-34, this canal opened the Wyoming Valley's anthracite field to the mid-Atlantic coal trade. Along with the railroads, it ultimately enabled this valley to become the world's largest anthracite coal producer. Part of the North Branch Canal, the line ran 17 miles from West Nanticoke to Pittston; a public boat basin was on this site. The Wyoming Division closed in 1882.
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HM NumberHMC83
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 2:42am PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 426261 N 4566935
Decimal Degrees41.25046667, -75.88011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.028', W 75° 52.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 1.68" N, 75° 52' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 128-158 N River St, Wilkes-Barre PA 18711, US
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