Lock No. 12 The Sheep Pen Lock

Lock No. 12 The Sheep Pen Lock (HMDF0)

Location: Logan, OH 43138 Hocking County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 34.88', W 82° 30.203'

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The twelfth lock on the Hocking Canal, the Sheep Pen lock, underscores Southeast Ohioans' efforts to open their region to the world during the mid-nineteenth century. Built as a guard lock, it was intended to permit slackwater navigation of the Hocking River by regulating water depths where river and canal met. Those plans were later abandoned and the mechanism was converted to a lift lock, which raised and lowered boats as required by changes in the canal's elevation.
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Stretching from Carroll to Athens, the Hocking Canal opened in 1843. The canal stimulated the growth of Lancaster, Logan, and Nelsonville, and opened the Hocking Valley to trade. Its major exports were salt, coal, and iron. Imports included goods from the East, such as cloth, shoes, and dishes. The advent of railroads in the 1850s meant the beginning of the end for canals. In 1894, the Hocking Canal was abandoned.
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HM NumberHMDF0
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number2-37
Year Placed1998
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Sheep Pen Lock Committee, Hocking County Tourism Association, Hocking County Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 3:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 370888 N 4382370
Decimal Degrees39.58133333, -82.50338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 34.88', W 82° 30.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 34' 52.80" N, 82° 30' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 27430-27468 Township Hwy 119, Logan OH 43138, US
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