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Newlin Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Star Gazers' Stone

 
 
The Star Gazers' Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
1. The Star Gazers' Stone Marker
Inscription.  The Star-Gazers’ Stone Erected in 1764 by Mason and Dixon in locating the Pennsylvania-Maryland Boundary Line Being 15 miles North thereof and 31 miles due West of Philadelphia. Here they also measured a degree of Latitude on the Earth’s surface southward, and made other Astronomical observations; Hence the name.
 
Erected 1908 by The Chester County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 56.352′ N, 75° 43.948′ W. Marker is in Newlin Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Stargazer Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in a bend of the road 100 yards North of Embreeville Road, PA Rte#162. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 910 Stargazer Rd, Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Mason & Dixon’s “Stargazing” Observatory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian Hannah (approx. 0.3 miles away); Here Rests Indian Hannah
The Star Gazers' Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 3, 2016
2. The Star Gazers' Stone Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); John Beale Bordley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lenni-Lenape Indian Burial Ground (approx. 2.2 miles away); Indian Rock (approx. 2½ miles away); Trimbleville Historic District (approx. 2½ miles away); Cabin of Indian Hannah (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newlin Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mason-Dixon Line - Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Star Gazers' Stone. (Submitted on March 28, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Propert Around the Stone is now protected. (Submitted on July 14, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. "Mason-Dixon Line"
 
Location Sign image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
3. Location Sign
A few feet feet back of this sign is the Star Gazers' Stone
This is the Star Gazers' Stone image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
4. This is the Star Gazers' Stone
Star Gazers' Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
5. Star Gazers' Stone Marker
The Stones Enclosure image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
6. The Stones Enclosure
This is on Private Property, although is not posted. The enclosure is easy to find. It can also be seen on google maps.
The Star Gazers' Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 3, 2016
7. The Star Gazers' Stone Marker
The Star Gazers Stone in a cornfield image. Click for full size.
By the Chris McGlinn post card collection
8. The Star Gazers Stone in a cornfield
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,078 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on November 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on March 25, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on May 7, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on May 7, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on March 7, 2017, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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