P 100 M 14 G 14 - Abbotstown, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 53.339 W 076° 58.551
18S E 331063 N 4417303
Quick Description: Another neat, little mid-19th century mile marker on the old Lincoln Highway, predates the Father of All Roads by about 50 years but still characterizes the culture of the road. There are a few of these separated by of course, a mile.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 12:51:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM9Z34
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 4

Long Description:

While traveling to Gettysburg on the Lincoln Highway, I was on the lookout for interesting markers and other roadside attraction. I spotted this sticking out high out of the ground and pulled over. There is ample parking to visit this historic marker. It is very old and not as worn as the other one which is a mile east of this position. This part of the Lincoln is also very remote with lots of open land and scattered homes. The marker kind of leans toward the Lincoln Highway and is on a lawn which divides two homes just before where the road is called W. King Street/Route 30. There is no curb, only asphalt and grass.

The stone is maybe a foot and a half or so high and a rounded top, looking more like a small tombstone than a mile marker. The first line reads P 100 and the second line reads M 14. The third line reads G which I am sure is for Gettysburg. So, looking at the map, from this point, the only point which is 100 miles away is Philadelphia, but not quite at City Hall which is generally regarded as the starting point for Philadelphia. This may have been before City Hall which would make this a mid 19th century stone.

Then there is the "M". The only M I could find fourteen miles away is Maryland but it is varying miles as you make an arc along the border from the starting point of this monument. So, of this point I am not entirely certain. The Gettysburg mileage was right on the ball

Monumentation Type: Stone post

Monument Category: Pre-1900 Post Road Milepost

Accessible to general public: yes

County: Adams

USGS Quad: Baltimore

Approximate date of monument: 1/1/1860

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Historical significance: Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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