Fairfield County Ohio Visitors and Convention Bureau
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Ohio Erie Canal near the Deep Cut in Millersport, Ohio

The town of Millersport prospered because of the Ohio-Erie Canal system in the area.


Deep Cut in winter looking into the ravine.In the late 1820's, "The Deep Cut" was made S-SW of the Licking Reservoir now Buckeye Lake. Because the topography in the area contained rolling hills and a higher elevation than the rest of the Licking Summit, it was decided that excavation (a Deep Cut) was the best way to maintain the water level to the south.


Ohio Historical Market for Deep Cut in Millersport, OhioThis excavated area became known as "The Deep Cut". It was 1 7/8 miles long from NW of Millersport to the south end of Pugh's Lock. This area was one of the most difficult evacation problems encountered in the development of the Ohio-Erie Canal system in Ohio. The canal ditch "The Deep Cut" remains along Deep Cut Road and runs into Buckeye Lake at Millersport.



Millersport's Sweet Corn Festival

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