CROSS-CUT CANAL

The Cross-Cut Canal was originally planned to connect the terminus of the Wabash & Erie Canal in Terre Haute to the Central Canal at Point Commerce (Worthington). When the financial crisis of 1838/1839 hit the United States, Indiana was not immune to its effects. All canal construction ceased except the Wabash and Erie Canal. After reaching Terre Haute in 1849, the state of Indiana transferred the canals to private companies and the Wabash & Erie Canal Company of Terre Haute financed the completion of the Cross-Cut Canal and the southern division of the Central Canal, thus linking it into one long canal…The Wabash and Erie Canal.


COUNTIES OF THE CROSS-CUT CANAL