Near Millington in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mason-Dixon Line Crownstone
Leading a party of thirty-nine, Mason and Dixon measured off the line, planting waist high limestone markers at one mile intervals, returning later to place these crownstone markers every five miles.
Erected 1992 by Maryland Historical Trust, Delaware State Boundary Commission, Maryland Geological Survey.
Location. 39° 15.475′ N, 75° 45.425′ W. Marker is near Millington, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Cypress Road (Maryland Route 291), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on right-hand side of Maryland Route 291 just before crossing the Maryland-Delaware state line. Marker is easy to miss as it is facing the road, as opposed to perpendicular to, like most markers. If you crossover into Delaware, you've gone too far. Turn around and the marker will be on your left-hand side immediately after seeing the sign that welcomes you to Maryland. Marker is in this post office area: Millington MD 21651, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, Site of Blackiston Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away in Delaware); Cheney Clow's Rebellion (approx. 4 miles away in Delaware); Town of Kenton (approx. 5.4 miles away in Delaware); Town of Clayton (approx. 7 miles away in Delaware); Site of the Duck Creek Society of Friends (approx. 8 miles away in Delaware); "First in the World" (approx. 8.3 miles away in Delaware); Sgt. John B. Maberry (approx. 8.4 miles away in Delaware); Site of Old Asbury Methodist Church (approx. 8.4 miles away in Delaware).
Also see . . .
1. Mason-Dixon Line. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Mason Dixon Survey 55-Mile Crownstone. Margaret Q. Fallaw, Maryland Historical Trust State Historic Sites Inventory Form (PDF). (Submitted on November 30, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Persons • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,637 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bob Marshall of Baltimore, Maryland. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 30, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.