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Near East Liverpool in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey

 
 
Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker - West Side - Ohio Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
1. Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker - West Side - Ohio
Inscription.
West Side:
Ohio
1112 feet South of this spot was the "Point of beginning" for surveying the public lands of the United States. There, on September 30, 1785, Thomas Hutchins, first Geographer of the United States, began the Geographers Line of the Seven Ranges. This inscription was dedicated September 30, 1960 in joint action of the East Liverpool Historical Society and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping

East Side:
Pennsylvania
"Erected in 1881 by a joint commission appointed by the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio to re-survey, and re-mark the boundary line as established in 1786." In 1966 the "Point of Beginning" monument was approved by the Department of the Interior of the United States Government and dedicated with appropriate ceremony by Jerry O'Callahan, the Chief of the Geodetic Survey, as a Registered National Historic Landmark. A plaque on its north face records its new status under the National Park Service.
 
Erected 1960 by East Liverpool Historical Society and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping.
 
Location. 40° 38.561′ N, 80° 31.14′ W. Marker is near East Liverpool, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker
Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
2. Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker
can be reached from Harvey Avenue (State Highway 39), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Liverpool OH 43920, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Point of Beginning (a few steps from this marker in Pennsylvania); Gateway To The Northwest (a few steps from this marker); Land Ordinance of 1785 / The Seven Ranges (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sandy and Beaver Canal (approx. 0.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); First Paper Mill / Little Beaver Creek Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Smiths Ferry (approx. 0.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Penna - Virginia Boundary (approx. 0.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Georgetown (approx. one mile away in Pennsylvania). Click for a list of all markers in East Liverpool.
 
Also see . . .
1. Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey. Wikipedia article (Submitted on July 28, 2010, by Stephen Whitaker of Montpelier, Vermont.) 

2. Measuring America. An interesting book on the subject is titled "Measuring America" by Andro Linklater, published by Walker Books NY. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Stephen Whitaker of Montpelier, Vermont.) 

3. Point of Beginning at East Liverpool Historical Society. (Submitted on July 6, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker - East Side - Pennsylvania Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
3. Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker - East Side - Pennsylvania
Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, July 3, 2011
4. Beginning Point of the U. S. Public Land Survey Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stephen Whitaker of Montpelier, Vermont. This page has been viewed 1,643 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Stephen Whitaker of Montpelier, Vermont.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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