1881 Survey Stone on Ohio-Pennsylvania border, Offset 25 feet (Mile 58)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!
N 41° 07.836 W 080° 31.141
17T E 540371 N 4553366
Quick Description: Non-benchmarked 1881 survey stone, offset into PA from state line during original survey.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 6:38:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM67MK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member seventhings
Views: 13

Long Description:
SURVEY HISTORY:
This stone was set during the 1881 re-survey of the meridian line
first established by Andrew Ellicott in 1784 - 1786. Hence, it is
one of two "Ellicott Lines" in the US - the other being the boundary
line between Alabama and Florida (originally, the Spanish Territory
of Florida). In addition to being the western boundary line of PA,
the PA-OH meridian served as the baseline for the first Public Land
Survey (of the "Northwest Territories") in the US. The PLS was
conducted by Thomas Hutchins, Geographer of the US, starting in
1786. Hutchins had served as a boundary commissioner/surveyor
(from PA) with the Ellicott Survey. - - (thanks to 'seventhings', a
fellow waymarker, for this info.)
Monumentation Type: Dressed stone

Monument Category: State boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
SEE DETAILS ABOVE.


Approximate date of monument: 12/31/1881

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

County: Not listed

USGS Quad: 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.
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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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