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Miami and Erie Canal Deep Cut

Spencerville, Ohio
County of Allen.
National Register Number: 66000603
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Engineering Structure. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: OH-4 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 29, 1964):
Begun in 1825, the Miami and Erie Canal was one of Ohio's two major artificial waterways. It stretched from Cincinnati to Toledo, by way of Dayton; the canal brought settlers into western Ohio and provided access to markets for farmers. The Deep Cut is a vestige of the Canal.

There are no current threats. The landmark is in good condition.

The Johnny Appleseed Metro Parks District received a grant to install a trail on the west bank of the canal towpath.

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