Tripoint of Delaware/Maryland/Pennsylvania - United States
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 39° 43.332 W 075° 47.316
18S E 432412 N 4397222
Quick Description: A Mason-Dixon stone marks the spot where Delaware, Maryland & Pensylvania meet.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 1:16:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMDZ6C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 41

Long Description:
When Mason & Dixon first set this stone, it marked the point where the Maryland/Pennsylvania border made a near 90° angle. However in 1776, the 3 counties of Delaware were seperated from Pennsylvania to form a seperate state.

Pensylvania now consists of the land N of the E-W line running through the stone, Maryland is located to the S & W of the stone, and Delaware is located to the S & E of the stone.

An interesting note is that a small area nearby was disputed until 1921. Some info on this can be found here - (visit link)

Note - there is a State Park in Pennsylvania from which the tripoint can be accessed. The Maryland & Delaware sides cannot be accessed without permission as the land is privately owned.
Political Entities:
Delaware (Kent County)
Maryland (Cecil County)
Pennsylvania (Chester County)

Type of Location: National Tripoint

Current or Historic: Current Border

Period of the tripoint: 1776

URL: [Web Link]

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