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Near Van Voorhis in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mason-Dixon Line

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
1. Mason Dixon Line Marker
Inscription.  Made famous as line between free and slave states before War Between the States. The survey establishing Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary began 1763; halted by Indian wars, 1767; continued to southwest corner, 1782; marked, 1784.
 
Erected 1984 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 43.236′ N, 79° 54.654′ W. Marker is near Van Voorhis, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on U.S. 119. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Virginia / Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Albert Gallatin (approx. 1.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); “The Baptist Church at the Forks of Cheat” (approx. 2 miles away); Stewartstown (approx. 2 miles away);
Mason Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
2. Mason Dixon Line Marker
Fort Martin (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Martin (approx. 2 miles away); Joseph Snider (approx. 3˝ miles away); Sophia Allegre Gallatin (approx. 3.9 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Mason Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 12, 2014
3. Mason Dixon Line Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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