Ohio and Erie Canal

Ohio and Erie Canal (HMGUM)

Location: Waverly, OH 45690 Pike County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.123', W 82° 58.194'

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The Ohio and Erie Canal, built between 1825 and 1832, had a significant influence on Ohio's economy. In the early 19th century Ohio was largely rural and dependent on subsistence agriculture as the primary business. The canal, which cost nearly $8,000,000 to construct, provided a transportation route from Cleveland on Lake Erie to Portsmouth on the Ohio River. Ohio farmers were encouraged to increase production and ship surplus produce to more profitable markets. Industry became more prominent as manufacturers produced building supplies for the canals and shipped products via the canal. As an internal improvement, the Ohio and Erie Canal expanded the economy, increased the population, and ended the feeling of isolation in Ohio. The canal continued south from here for about a mile until it met Water Street, now Emmitt Avenue, and ran along Water Street through Waverly.
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HM NumberHMGUM
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number6-66
Year Placed2002
Placed ByPike County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bristol Village, and The Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 10:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 329741 N 4333648
Decimal Degrees39.13538333, -82.96990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.123', W 82° 58.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 7.38" N, 82° 58' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131-199 Wendy Ln, Waverly OH 45690, US
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