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Pocomoke City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boundary Line

Maryland - Virginia

 
 
Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
1. Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia Marker
Inscription.  State line located approximately 100 yards south of this point. In 1668 surveyors marked large Oak trees to indicate the boundary. These came to be called "Marriage Trees" as couples traveled from Virginia to wed under more lenient Maryland laws. Boundary stones were set after 1883 survey.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1668.
 
Location. 38° 0.289′ N, 75° 32.61′ W. Marker is in Pocomoke City, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling north. Located at the Maryland Visitor's Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocomoke City MD 21851, 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. Cultural Treasures (here, next to this marker); Beach to Bay Indian Trail (here, next to this marker); Wicomico Treasures (a few steps from this marker); Maryland's Eastern Shore (a few steps from this marker); Mark O. Pilchard
Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia Marker at the Maryland Visitor Center parking lot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia Marker at the Maryland Visitor Center parking lot
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Pocomoke City Historic Railroad Station (approx. 4.6 miles away); Costen House (approx. 5 miles away); Sturgis One Room School (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocomoke City.
 
Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
3. Boundary Line Maryland - Virginia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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Aug. 9, 2022