The Landford Canal was the farthest upstream of a series of canals built on the Catawba and Wateree Rivers to provide a direct water route between the upstate settlements and the towns on the fall line. It is located along the Catawba River in Chester County and Lancaster County west of Lancaster. It is named for an early settler, Thomas Land, who owned the land with a ford across the Catawba River. It is the centerpiece of the Landsford Canal State Park.
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... The canal was not a financial success ... Canal traffic, which was never high, had apparently ceased by 1840 ... The Landsford Canal was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 ...
... Landsford Canal State Park is a South Carolina state park located in Chester County, two miles (3.2 km) from US 21 ... The 448-acre (1.81 km2) park contains the ruins of the Landsford Canal built to bypass rapids on the Catawba River using slave labor between 1820 and 1825 ... The coming of the railroad caused the canal to be abandoned ...
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