West Line Stone 223 ('Michler Stone') - PA/WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
N 39° 43.264 W 079° 29.234
17S E 629656 N 4397893
Quick Description: This stone, on the E side of PA 281/WV 26, in 1860 was meant to mark the MD/PA/WV tri-point. It was 'demoted' to 'just' a 2-state border officially in 1910.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2015 11:04:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMNRCM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
This stone is often referred to as the 'Michler Stone' as it was set by Lt. N. Michler of the US Corps of Topographic Engineers.

At this point, Preston County (WV) and Fayette County (PA) meet. This stone is (at this point erroneously) meant to mark the state tri-point of MD/PA/WV at it was believed to be located at the time of the 1860 survey of the N-S MD/WV line.

After a US Supreme Court decision in 1910, the official tri-state point has been at a spot 0.6 mi E of this stone.

For additional interesting information about the post, visit this waymark posted by seventhings - (visit link)
Type of survey mark: dressed stone

What indicators are near the mark to help people identify where it is located?:
WV State Historical Marker on opposite side of the road, PA/WV border obelisk on E side of road - just W of stone.

What property is this mark defining?:
Pennsylvania - West Virginia boundary

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