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West Line Stone 222 ('Sinclair Stone') - MD/PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 39° 43.268 W 079° 28.380
17S E 630875 N 4397921
Quick Description: This stone, on the E side of Brown Hill RD, in 1885 was meant to mark the MD/PA/WV tri-point. It was 'demoted' to 'just' a 2-state border officially in 1910.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/23/2015 7:03:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMNR80
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
This stone is often referred to as the 'Sinclair Stone' as it was set by Cephas Sinclair of the US Coast and Geodetic Survey along with members of the joint PA-WV Boundary commission.

At this point, Garrett County (MD)and Fayette County (PA)meet. This stone is (at this point erroneously) marked on the S with WV, a vertical line, & MD. It is marked with similar state abbreviations (PA/WV & MD/PA on the W & E sides indicating the believed state border positions. The N side is marked PA and dated 1885.

After a US Supreme Court decision in 1910, the official tri-state point has been at a spot 0.2 mi W of this stone.

For additional interesting information about the post, visit this waymark posted by seventhings - (visit link)

Note - to visit this marker, it is best to come from the PA (north) side along Brown Hill RD (carefully as it is rough gravel) and park in a clearing just N of the PA/MD border. From there, proceed S until reaching a treeline & the stone post on the left.
Type of survey mark: dressed stone

What indicators are near the mark to help people identify where it is located?:
Stone is located just S of E-W clearing (pipeline R-O-W) on the E side of Brown Hill RD. At this point, the road turns from rough to just about impassable without a 4WD.


What property is this mark defining?:
Maryland/Pennsylvania Boundary


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