Netherlands - Belgium (post number 306)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dirkjogt
N 51° 12.664 E 003° 51.369
31U E 559802 N 5673645
Quick Description: Boundary post number 306 stands at the border of Wachtebeke (Belgium) and Axel (Netherlands)
Location: Belgium
Date Posted: 11/29/2007 10:48:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM2P43
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 44

Long Description:
After Belgium became independent in 1830 new borders were formed between the Netherlands and Belgium. At august 8, 1843 at the convection of Maastricht the borderlines were officially marked. Landmarks were placed at the whole borderline, 388 (numbered) posts made of cast iron and 356 freestone boundary posts. Initially one could see with the naked eye from one post to another (of course back in 1843 there were less buildings). Some posts are only a few meters from each other, the maximum length between two posts is 4 kilometers.
Type Of Crossing: Country

Where is the border located?: Rural Road

Welcome Center/Facilities: No

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ON5KL visited Netherlands - Belgium (post number 306) 8/2/2011 ON5KL visited it