Mason-Dixon Survey
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 39° 56.453 W 075° 08.621
18S E 487724 N 4421206
Quick Description: Here, in 1763, the southernmost point of Philadelphia was determined as the starting point for the survey of one of the most important borders in the nation.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/1/2020 12:33:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM12CYR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 2

Long Description:
Mason-Dixon Survey--Here, in 1763, the southernmost point of Philadelphia was determined as the starting point for the survey of one of the most important borders in the nation. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon took scientific measurements of a degree of latitude, elevating professional surveying standards. The survey ended a land dispute begun by William Penn and Lord Baltimore. Western Pa. Indian wars and severe weather delayed completion of the line until 1768.
Marker Name: Mason-Dixon Survey

County: Philadelphia

Date Dedicated: 8/30/2013

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Front & South Sts., Philadelphia

Category: Exploration, Government & Politics 17th Century, Government & Politics 18th Century, Science & Medicine, Native American, Professions & Vocations

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