Wabash & Erie Canal

Wabash & Erie Canal (HMW7J)

Location: Francisco, IN 47649 Gibson County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.684', W 87° 27.889'

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Here is a section of the Wabash & Erie Canal still visible in Gibson County. Construction of the approx. 460 mi. canal. The longest in North America. Began in 1832 & was completed in 1853. One worker for every 6ft. Of the canal died during the construction connecting Lake Erie at Toledo, Ohio with the Ohio River at Evansville. The canal was an important means of transportation and commerce which was eventually replaced with the introduction of railroads.
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HM NumberHMW7J
Series This marker is part of the Wabash & Erie Canal series
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 459372 N 4242317
Decimal Degrees38.32806667, -87.46481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.684', W 87° 27.889'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 41.04" N, 87° 27' 53.34" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Co Rd 550 E, Francisco IN 47649, US
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