Near Cearfoss in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mason and Dixon Line
105th Mile Stone
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust - Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 39° 43.277′ N, 77° 46.096′ W. Marker is near Cearfoss, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Greencastle Pike (State Highway 63) and Mason - Dixon Road (County Route 163), on the right when traveling north on Greencastle Pike. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crossing the Mason and Dixon (approx. 1.5 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 2.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Long Meadow (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mason and Dixon Line (approx. 5.1 miles McCullough's Tavern (approx. 5.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Colonel John Allison (approx. 5.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); Captain Ulric Dahlgren (approx. 5.2 miles away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in Cearfoss.
Also see . . . Saving the Mason-Dixon Line. The Mason-Dixon Line, first employed to resolve a bitter land dispute, became a symbol of sectionalism and somewhat a notional division between the Northern and Southern states of the United States. This article discusses efforts to locate and preserve the original stones marking the Mason-Dixon Line. As discussed on the marker, every fifth stone had the coats of arms of the Maryland and Pennsylvania colony proprietors. (Submitted on September 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions •
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