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

Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania (Now Delaware)

Middle Point 8 Miles

 

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Transpeninsular Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
1. Transpeninsular Line Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPeace.
 
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. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delmar MD 21875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 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
Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania (Now Delaware) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, July 21, 2020
2. Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania (Now Delaware) Marker
Looking north.
(approx. 5 miles away in Delaware); Wicomico County War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); The 1955 Wicomico County War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pioneer of Preservation (approx. 5˝ miles away in Delaware); Parsons Cemetery (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delmar.
 
Middle Point image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
3. 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.
Middle Point Markers image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
4. Middle Point Markers
Marker #1 at Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE image. Click for more information.
By DSchwartz, circa 2000
5. 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,333 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 29, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 1, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on November 29, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on May 7, 2008, by Donna Schwartz of Fenwick Island, De, Us.
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