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Near Elkton in Cecil County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Post Road

Established 1666

 
 
Old Post Road established 1666 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, July 12, 2007
1. Old Post Road established 1666 Marker
The marker is badly corroded on both sides and the full "Erected by" text is unreadable. Not only does the Mason Dixon Line separate Maryland and Delaware, it also separates Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Inscription. Where it crosses the Mason and Dixon Line, dividing the States of Maryland and Delaware.

Run 1763–1767.
 
Erected by The Captain Jeremiah Baker Chapter D.A.R. Perryville-Cecil County - Maryland.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 39° 37.294′ N, 75° 47.202′ W. Marker is near Elkton, Maryland, in Cecil County. Marker is on Maryland Route 281 0.3 miles east of Delancy Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton MD 21921, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. 1.7 miles away in Delaware); a different marker also named Iron Hill School #112-C (approx. 1.7 miles away in Delaware); The Hermitage (approx. 1.9 miles away); Creswell Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Washington's Reconnaissance (approx. 2.1 miles away in Delaware); Mitchell House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Aiken's Tavern Historic District (approx. 2.4 miles away in Delaware); Elkton, Wedding Capital of the East (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkton.
 
Also see . . .  The Mason-Dixon Line. John Cletheroe and his contributors clearly explain the difference between the geographical and political meanings of the term “The Mason-Dixon Line.” (Submitted on July 16, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,626 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 12, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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