Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

7-23 Junction of The Ohio Erie and Lancaster Lateral Canals

Side A: Canals were an important means of transportation when Carroll was founded in 1829 by William Tong and his brother Oliver, who chose this site because it was where the proposed intersection of the Lancaster Lateral Canal and Ohio-Erie Canal would be constructed. This is the only site in Fairfield County where two canals met and came to be known simply as “the junction” by local residents. Canals became obsolete with the emergence of railroads and the last canal boat passed through Carroll in 1897.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Carroll Area Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: Center Street, 
Location: N corner of Center and Canal Streets, in front of mural
Latitude: 39.7993880
Longitude: -82.7017310