James River & Kanawha Canal

James River & Kanawha Canal (HMFTF)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.042', W 77° 26.14'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 132 views
Inscription
The James River and Kanawha Canal was completed as far as Buchanan in 1854. The canal provided a continuous navigable waterway from Tidewater to Buchanan, a distance of 197 miles. Consisting of ninety lift locks and a total lift of seven hundred and twenty-eight feet, traffic on the canal flourished to its peak in the late 1850's. With the expansion of railroads the canal suffered heavily, and in 1880 was sold to the Richmond and Allegheny Railroad Company, who built tracks along the towpaths of the canal. That company was sold to the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, which is now CSX.
Details
HM NumberHMFTF
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:03am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284792 N 4156904
Decimal Degrees37.53403333, -77.43566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.042', W 77° 26.14'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 2.52" N, 77° 26' 8.40" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251 S 12th St, Richmond VA 23219, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?