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Whitewater Canal

Location: US 52, north side of highway at Gordon's Lock #24, east Metamora. (Franklin County, Indiana)

Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 24.19??.?

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Important waterway of pioneer commerce. Built 1836-47 from Lawrenceburg to Hagerstown, with branch to Cincinnati. Used until 1860. Fifteen-mile section restored by state.

Keywords

Transportation, Business, Industry, and Labor