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Blacksville in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Mason-Dixon Line

 
 
Mason-Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 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: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 43.265′ N, 80° 12.818′ W. Marker is in Blacksville, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker is on Daybrook Road (West Virginia Route 218) 0.1 miles north of Mason Dixon Highway (West Virginia Route 7), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksville WV 26521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blacksville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Statler's Fort (approx. 4.1 miles away); Border Heroine
Mason-Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
2. Mason-Dixon Line Marker
Looking North
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Shanks Mill (approx. 5.3 miles away); Catawba War Path (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Catawba War Path (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jesse Taylor (approx. 6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Historical Village of Hero Named in Honor of Private Jesse Taylor (approx. 7.1 miles away in Pennsylvania).
 
Mason-Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 17, 2014
3. Mason-Dixon Line Marker
Looking South
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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