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.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Political Subdivisions •
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