Lock Seventeen, Ohio

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Lock Seventeen is an unincorporated community in Tuscarawas County, in the U.S. state of Ohio.[1]

History[edit]

Lock Seventeen had its start when a lock was built on the nearby canal in 1829.[2] The lock was known as Lock Seventeen, hence the name.[3] A post office called Lock Seventeen was established in 1862, and remained in operation until 1895.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lock Seventeen, Ohio
  2. ^ The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio: Containing a History of the County; Its Townships, Towns, Churches, Schools, Etc. Warner, Beers & Company. 1884. p. 526. 
  3. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 124. 
  4. ^ "Tuscarawas County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 January 2016.