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Connecticut/Massachusetts along Route 187
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 02.164 W 072° 41.160
18T E 691537 N 4656371
Quick Description: The border crossing between Suffield, Connecticut and Agawam, Massachusetts, along Route 187, is marked with a double sided sign and an survey disk set in concrete.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2011 5:14:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMD5Q5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
Views: 1

Long Description:
The border between Connecticut and Massachusetts has a disputed history. Land was claimed by both Massachusetts and Connecticut and at times towns along the border belonged to each state. A boundary survey was conducted in 1803 which resulted in a resolution of the border dispute in 1804; when the current boundary was established through a compromise between Connecticut and Massachusetts.

In 1899 it was concluded, in a report to the Massachusetts Legislature, that the boundary west of the Connecticut River was in especially unsatisfactory condition and the whole line needed to be re-surveyed. In 1905 the legislatures of Massachusetts and Connecticut appropriated $7,000 to reestablish the boundary. On Route 187, the Suffield, Connecticut - Agawam, Massachusetts crossing is marked with a double sided sign and a survey disk set in concrete.
Type Of Crossing: State/Region

Where is the border located?: Highway

Welcome Center/Facilities: No

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