Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Maryland Line in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mason and Dixon Line

Mile stone 46

 
 
Mason and Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
1. Mason and Dixon Line Marker
Inscription.  East of this point is mile stone 46 on the line marked by English surveyors and astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. From 1763-1768 Mason and Dixon used innovative methods to settle a boundary dispute between the colonial proprietors. Each mile of line was set with carved stones brought from England. The Mason and Dixon line defined the border of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, and was part of the boundary separating free and slave-holding states before the Civil War.
 
Erected 2015 by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraPolitical Subdivisions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
 
Location. 39° 43.264′ N, 76° 39.456′ W. Marker is in Maryland Line, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Main Street (MD 45). This marker is located at the Maryland Pennsylvania Line. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maryland Line MD 21105, 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. Mason and Dixon Mile Stone (here, next to this marker);
Mason and Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
2. Mason and Dixon Line Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
Freeland (approx. 1.7 miles away); All Aboard! (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Homes on Wheels, Mobile Offices (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); The Farmers' Line (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Summit Grove (approx. 2.6 miles away in Pennsylvania); Spurgeon Milton Keeny (approx. 3.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Bentley Springs (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Mason and Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
3. Mason and Dixon Line Marker
Mason and Dixon Line Marker-Maryland Welcomes You image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 23, 2016
4. Mason and Dixon Line Marker-Maryland Welcomes You
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=96072

Paid Advertisement
Jun. 20, 2021