Canal Society of Ohio Inc.

Locations Include: Lancaster, Logan and Nelsonville

The Hocking Canal connected Athens with Carroll on the Ohio and Erie Canal, bringing the products of the Hocking Valley to market.  The region was particularly rich in iron and salt and allowed the canal to operate well into the declining years of the canal era. Vestiges of the canal may be seen at several locations including Lancaster, Logan

and Nelsonville.

Planing mill and dry dock 

Athens to Carroll

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Hocking canal - Canal Site