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

“South Magnetic”

 
 
“South Magnetic” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
1. “South Magnetic” Marker
Inscription.  
The compass Meridian Stones
of Frederick County.
One of two stones set in 1896
by USC&GS to establish a true
meridian line. Used by surveyors
to check compass variations
pursuant to Article 25, Code of MD
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North Magnetic lies 150' due North
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Reset April 9, 2005 by the
Appalachian Chapter of The
Maryland Society of Surveyors

 
Erected 2005 by Appalachian Chapter of The Maryland Society of Surveyors.
 
Location. 39° 24.932′ N, 77° 24.732′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on West Church Street near North Court Street, on the right when traveling west. On the lawn of the Frederick City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Court Street, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick’s Poet Lawyer (here, next to this marker); Unanimous Resolution (a few steps from this marker); Site of Frederick County's First Y.M.C.A.
“South Magnetic” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
2. “South Magnetic” Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Congregation in Frederick (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); No to the Stamp! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ross Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyler’s-Spite House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Topics. This marker is included in this topic list: Landmarks
 
“South Magnetic” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 23, 2015
3. “South Magnetic” Marker
In the shadow of the “Frederick's Poet Lawyer” monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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