Historic New YorkThe ceremonies outside the village of Rome on Independence Day, 1817, climaxed years of discussion about building the Erie Canal. Dignitaries and local citizens assembled at sunrise to attend the start of construction. Judge Joshua Hathaway, a veteran of two American Wars, spoke and began the excavation. Judge John Richardson, the first contractor, then turned the earth. Cannon boomed as others started digging.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 459191 N 4786019|
|Decimal Degrees||43.22586667, -75.50251667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 13.552', W 75° 30.151'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 13' 33.12" N, 75° 30' 9.06" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 611 Canalway Trail- Old Erie Canal State Park, Rome NY 13440, US|
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