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Fenwick Island in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start

 
 
Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
1. Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker
Inscription.  This is the marker from which Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon started the survey for the famous Mason-Dixon Line that separates Delaware from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

This marker was settled in 1750 by John Emory and Thomas Jones, both of Maryland, and John Watson and William Parson, both of Pennsylvania. It was to separate the lower three colonies of Pennsylvania (which later became the state of Delaware) from the state of Maryland.

You will notice on the south side (facing you) the crest of Lord Baltimore, while the opposite side is the crest of William Penn.
 
Erected by Oliver and Rachel Cropper.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 38° 27.079′ N, 75° 3.297′ W. Marker is in Fenwick Island, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. This marker is on the grounds of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fenwick Island DE 19944, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transpeninsular Line (here, next to this marker); The Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
2. Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Australia (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eastern End of Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania (about 800 feet away in Maryland); Sam Wilkinson (1994 - 2003) (approx. 1.2 miles away in Maryland); Old Sound Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); South Bethany's Local Government Evolves Over the Years (approx. 4.8 miles away); South Bethany in the 21st Century (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fenwick Island.
 
Crest of Lord Baltimore image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
3. Crest of Lord Baltimore
Crest of William Penn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
4. Crest of William Penn
Fenwick Island Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
5. Fenwick Island Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022