Mason-Dixon Stone - Maryland Line, MD / New Freedom, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 43.270 W 076° 39.463
18S E 357919 N 4398124
Quick Description: A more modern Mason-Dixon monument next to Main Street along the original Mason-Dixon line which separates Maryland from Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2021 5:42:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM14YZB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "Mason and Dixon Line Mile stone 46-East of this point is mile stone 46 on the line marked by English surveyors and astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. From 1763-1768 Mason and Dixon used innovative methods to settle a boundary dispute between the colonial proprietors. Each mile of line was set with carved stones brought from England. The Mason and Dixon line defined the border of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, and was part of the boundary separating free and slave-holding states before the Civil War.

Erected 2015 by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration"
Monumentation Type: Concrete post

Monument Category: State boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Explain Non-Public access:
N/A


Historical significance:
Mason-Dixon


County: MD/PA

USGS Quad: New Freedom

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Approximate date of monument: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
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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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