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The Ohio & Erie Canal enriched the prosperous economy of Chillicothe by providing access to markets for its mills and pork packers. A hint of the vitality of the canal trade may be seen today by the number of canal era buildings that front Water Street the original course of the canal. These buildings have been nicely preserved and serve current commercial interests. Locks are present on private property three miles south of the city on Three Locks Road.
Chillicothe was also the home of Thomas Worthington, sixth Governor of Ohio. Adena Mansion on a hill overlooking the Scioto River was his residence and the view of the river with surrounding hills behind were the inspiration for the Coat of Arms of the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. Adena Mansion and grounds are administered by the Ohio History Connection and open to the public.
Also of note is the Hopewell Culture National Park just North of Chillicothe. Some stone remnants of a nearby Ohio & Erie Canal Lock 35 have been placed along a walking path there.