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Union Canal

Type: 

Roadside

At Union Deposit, five miles south, can be seen remains of this Canal. It connected the Susquehanna at Middletown with the Schuylkill at Reading. Suggested by William Penn, it was surveyed, 1762. Completed, 1828. Abandoned in 1885.

Dedication Date: 

03/01/1948

Location

US 22/Allentown Blvd. at PA 39/Hershey Rd. (N side of rd.), 9.3 miles NE of Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.34

Longitude: 

-76.71