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Mason and Dixon Line

Mile stone 46

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
1. Mason and Dixon Line Marker
Inscription. East of this point is mile stone 46 on the line marked by English surveyors and astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. From 1763-1768 Mason and Dixon used innovative methods to settle a boundary dispute between the colonial proprietors. Each mile of line was set with carved stones brought from England. The Mason and Dixon line defined the border of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, and was part of the boundary separating free and slave-holding states before the Civil War.
 
Erected 2015 by Maryland Historical Trust-Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 43.264′ N, 76° 39.456′ W. Marker is in Maryland Line, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Main Street (MD 45). Click for map. This marker is located at the Maryland Pennsylvania Line. Marker is in this post office area: Maryland Line MD 21105, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mason and Dixon Mile Stone (here, next to this marker); Spurgeon Milton Keeny (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Amanda Berry Smith (1837-1915) (approx. 3.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Crown Stone Mile 40
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By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
2. Mason and Dixon Line Marker
(approx. 6.1 miles away); Glen Rock Auditorium (approx. 6.2 miles away in Pennsylvania); The First National Bank (approx. 6.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Item Building / Bixler's (approx. 6.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Cold Spring Hotel (approx. 6.4 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions
 
Mason and Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
3. Mason and Dixon Line Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
4. Mason and Dixon Line Marker-Maryland Welcomes You
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 24, 2016.
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