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Near New Martinsville in Wetzel County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mason-Dixon Line

 
 
Mason-Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
1. Mason-Dixon Line Marker
Inscription. Made famous as line between free and slave states before War Between the States. The survey establishing Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary began, 1763; halted by Indian wars, 1767; continued to southwest corner, 1782; marked, 1784.
 
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 43.235′ N, 80° 49.382′ W. Marker is near New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 2 0.7 miles north of West Virginia Route 89. Click for map. Located at the Marshall/Wetzel County line. Marker is in this post office area: New Martinsville WV 26155, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marshall County / Wetzel County (within shouting distance of this marker); Zachary Taylor (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); George Rogers Clark (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Baker's Station (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Levi Morgan (approx. 6 miles away); New Martinsville (approx. 6 miles away); Adena Burial Mound (approx. 6.1 miles away); Sardis Historic Town Pump (approx. 8.3 miles away in Ohio). Click for a list of all markers in New Martinsville.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Mason-Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
2. Mason-Dixon Line Marker
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
3. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
Located next to the Mason-Dixon Line marker
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
4. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
Looking north towards Marshall County
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
5. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
Ohio County
Erected by C.P. Wells and J. Gilchrist
Now
Marshall County
May 1st-AD. 1835
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
6. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
COUNTY LINE
17 miles & 50 poles
inscription is mostly unreadable
Mason-Dixon Line Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
7. Mason-Dixon Line Stone plaque
Extension of
Mason & Dixon Line
This shaft moved 430 ft west from former site
October 17, 1931
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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