Toledo's Canals

Toledo's Canals (HMCT5)

Location: Toledo, OH 43604 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 39.355', W 83° 32.257'

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Ohio Historical Marker

[Marker Front]:
The first canal boat arrived in Toledo from Indiana in 1843 via the Wabash & Erie Canal. The Miami & Erie Canal from Cincinnati was completed in 1845. It joined the W&E Canal near Defiance and they shared the same course along the Maumee River. The final section of the canal from Toledo's Swan Creek Side Cut to Manhattan passed across the present courthouse square.

[Marker Reverse]:
Toledo won the canal business and became its northern terminus when the state abandoned the Manhattan extension in 1864. The Indiana link ceased operation in 1874. Railroad competition and 1913's severe flooding marked the end of Ohio's canal era. From Waterville to Toledo the Anthony Wayne Trail now follows the historic route of the former canals.
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HM NumberHMCT5
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series, and the Wabash & Erie Canal series.
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Marker Number20-48
Year Placed1987
Placed ByQuesters Towpath Chapter 770 and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 288704 N 4614685
Decimal Degrees41.65591667, -83.53761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 39.355', W 83° 32.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 39' 21.30" N, 83° 32' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 429 N Michigan St, Toledo OH 43604, US
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