Crosscut Canal

Crosscut Canal

 

Location: 6.5 miles south of Clay City on SR 59 at CR 1300 S, northwest corner of old K & E Canal Bridge. (Clay County, Indiana)

Erected 1999 Indiana Historical Bureau, Norman Klass, Local Organizations, and Citizens

ID# : 11.1999.2

More information available here. See also marker 11.1999.1 Crosscut Canal Eel River Feeder Dam.

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Located here was part of Crosscut Canal, in service circa 1850-1861 from Terre Haute on Wabash River to Worthington on West Fork White River; sale of land in Clay County helped finance. Part of Wabash and Erie Canal, America's longest, linked Lake Erie at Toledo, Ohio with Ohio River at Evansville 1853; included in Indiana Internal Improvement Act 1836.

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