Hocking Canal Site

Hocking Canal Site (HMMV4)

Location: Nelsonville, OH 45764 Athens County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.683', W 82° 14.417'

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This section of Route 33 in the City of Nelsonville is constructed on the site of the former Hocking Canal.

This early waterway, a tremendous factor in the industrial development of the Hocking Coal District of Ohio, was completed to this point in September, 1840, when the first boatload of "stone coal" was shipped by canal to market. Although succeeded by the railroad in 1869, the canal served a full half-century of usefulness before abandonment.

This section of the highway was dedicated October 26th, 1940, just 100 years after completion of the canal.

C. D. Shafer · C. G. Dew, Mayor · A. B. Wells
HM NumberHMMV4
Year Placed1940
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 393301 N 4368712
Decimal Degrees39.46138333, -82.24028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.683', W 82° 14.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 40.98" N, 82° 14' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 419 W Washington St, Nelsonville OH 45764, US
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