Remarkable Ohio


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2-45 Ohio Canal Ground-Breaking

Side A: At this site on July 4, 1825, Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York, a Master Mason, turned the first shovelful of earth for the Ohio Canal. The ceremony was attended by area citizens and Master Masons. In the early 1840s James A. Garfield, who was to become 20th President of the United States and a Master Mason, led tow horses on the canal.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: [Masonic Emblem] The 22 Lodges of the 19th Masonic District, Coshocton, Knox, and Licking Counties and The Ohio Historical Society
Location: Located on St. Rt. 79 at S entrance to Heath, near intersection of Coffman Blvd and St. Rt. 79
Latitude: 40.0135390
Longitude: -82.4570150