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Manor Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

40th Parallel

 
 
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By Donald Ditko, January 3, 2009
1. 40th Parallel Marker
Inscription.  Maryland's charter, granted in 1632, included old Philadelphia since it made the 40th parallel, which crosses the river near this point, her northern boundary. This charter conflicted with the charter given William Penn in 1681. After more than eighty years of legal disputes, a survey in 1763-67 fixed the boundary at the 39-43' parallel. This boundary acquired national fame as the Mason and Dixon line.
 
Erected by Safe Harbor Water Power Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. A significant historical year for this entry is 1632.
 
Location. 40° 0′ N, 76° 28.44′ W. Marker is in Manor Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Water Street (Pennsylvania Route 441) 0.1 miles south of Manor Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1912 Water St, Washington Boro PA 17582, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin Chartier (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Boro Archaeological Sites (approx. 0.7 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx.
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By Donald Ditko, January 3, 2009
2. 40th Parallel Marker
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1.7 miles away); Latrobe's Survey of the Susquehanna (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gateway to the Bay (approx. 1.9 miles away); Captain Thomas Cresap (approx. 1.9 miles away); Thomas Cresap and the Border War (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Dritt Mansion: A Home at the Center of History (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manor Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 4, 2009, by Donald Ditko of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,807 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2009, by Donald Ditko of Fairfax, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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