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Marshallton in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Star Gazers' Stone
 
The Star Gazers' Stone Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
1. The Star Gazers' Stone Marker
 
Inscription. The Star-Gazers’ Stone Erected in 1764 by Mason and Dixon in locating the Pennsylvania-Maryland Boundary Line Being 15 miles North thereof and 31 miles due West of Philadelphia. Here they also measured a degree of Latitude on the Earth’s surface southward, and made other Astronomical observations; Hence the name Enclosed and marked by The Chester County Historical Society
 
Erected 1908.
 
Location. 39° 56.352′ N, 75° 43.948′ W. Marker is in Marshallton, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Star Gazers Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in a bend of the road 100 yards North of Embryville Road, PA Rte#162. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Stargazers Road, Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Hannah (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Beale Bordley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Indian Rock (approx. 2.5 miles away); Cabin of Indian Hannah (approx. 2.6 miles away); Trimble's Ford (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Marshallton Historic District (approx. 2.8 miles away); Court of Quarter Sessions (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tavern Fare (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Marshallton.
 
Location Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
2. Location Sign
A few feet feet back of this sign is the Star Gazers' Stone
 

 
Also see . . .
1. Mason-Dixon Line - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Star Gazers' Stone. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Propert Around the Stone is now protected. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. "Mason-Dixon Line"
 
This is the Star Gazers' Stone Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
3. This is the Star Gazers' Stone
 
 
Star Gazers' Stone Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
4. Star Gazers' Stone Marker
 
 
The Stones Enclosure Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
5. The Stones Enclosure
This is on Private Property, although is not posted. The enclosure is easy to find. It can also be seen on google maps.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 953 times since then. Last updated on December 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 25, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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