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Delmar in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Transpeninsular Line

 
 
Transpeninsular Line Marker Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
1. Transpeninsular Line Marker
Inscription. Transpeninsular line between Maryland and three lower counties of Pennsylvania (now Delaware)
Middle Point 8 miles
First run 1751, agreed upon 1760 and finally ratified 1769 by King George III. Thus ending almost a century of controversy between the proprietors of the two provinces.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 27.329′ N, 75° 33.52′ W. Marker is in Delmar, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 13) 0.2 miles north of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at the intersection of US 13 and State Route 54. As Route 54 is on the state line between Delaware and Maryland, marker is about 10 feet south of the line. Marker is in this post office area: Delmar MD 21875, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Delmar (approx. 0.7 miles away in Delaware); Delmar War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away in Delaware); Highball Signal (approx. one mile away in Delaware); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx.
Middle Point Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
2. Middle Point
This shelter protects the markers that are at the middle point of the transpeninsular line, exactly 8 miles west of the historic marker at US 13.
5 miles away in Delaware); Wicomico County War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pioneer of Preservation (approx. 5.5 miles away in Delaware); Parsons Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away); Mount Pleasant Methodist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away in Delaware). Click for a list of all markers in Delmar.
 
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Middle Point Markers Photo, Click for full size
By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
3. Middle Point Markers
Marker #1 at Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE image, Click for more information
By DSchwartz, circa 2000
4. Marker #1 at Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE
The marker is in exceptional condition for its age as compared to the other markers on the line, shown is the Maryland side of the marker.
Clicking on the picture or the link below will direct you to the HMdb page with more information about this stone monument.
Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,679 times since then and 190 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Donna Schwartz of Fenwick Island, De, Us. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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