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Indiana Historical Bureau

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The Central Canal

Location: SR 37 & 191st Street, Noblesville. (Hamilton County, Indiana)

Erected 1994 Indiana Historical Bureau and Precedent Partners

ID# : 29.1994.1

Marker Review Report: Learn more here.


These canal-bed earthworks are remnants of construction on the Central Canal from 1836-39. It was planned to link the Hoosier interior with interstate markets, via the Wabash & Erie Canal, as part of the 1836 Internal Improvement Act. Indiana's bankruptcy in 1839 forced abandonment of the Central Canal project.


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