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Thursday, October 7, 2021

The Union Canal Historical Marker in Lebanon County

Over the past 9 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them. 

While following the Historical Marker Trail through Lebanon County, we came across the UNION CANAL historical marker located near Lickdale, Pennsylvania. You'll find it on State Highway 72 at the southern end of Swatara State Park. You can pull over (carefully) and quickly snap a photograph for your waymarking records. 
Union Canal Historical Marker in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania


Following the Swatara Creek from Pine Grove to main line of the Canal at Water Works was a Feeder Branch. It was in use from 1830-1862. A portion of the Big Dam, a guard lock, and several lift locks remain on the other side of the Swatara. 

By: 1950 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

If you're interested in following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail and/or interested in waymarking them you can find additional information in our Historical Markers section right here on the Pennsylvania and Beyond Travel Blog.

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