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Near New Martinsville in Wetzel County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mason-Dixon Line

 
 
Mason-Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
1. Mason-Dixon Line Marker
Inscription. Made famous as line between free and slave states before War Between the States. The survey establishing Maryland-Pennsylvania boundary began, 1763; halted by Indian wars, 1767; continued to southwest corner, 1782; marked, 1784.
 
Erected 1966 by West Virginia Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 43.235′ N, 80° 49.382′ W. Marker is near New Martinsville, West Virginia, in Wetzel County. Marker is on West Virginia Route 2 0.7 miles north of West Virginia Route 89. Touch for map. Located at the Marshall/Wetzel County line. Marker is in this post office area: New Martinsville WV 26155, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marshall County / Wetzel County (within shouting distance of this marker); Cedar Curve Cemetery / Funerals in the Early 1800s (approx. 3.5 miles away); Zachary Taylor (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); George Rogers Clark (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Baker's Station (approx. 5.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Levi Morgan (approx. 6 miles away); New Martinsville (approx. 6 miles away); Adena Burial Mound (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Martinsville.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Mason-Dixon Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
2. Mason-Dixon Line Marker
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
3. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
Located next to the Mason-Dixon Line marker
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
4. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
Looking north towards Marshall County
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
5. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
Ohio County
Erected by C.P. Wells and J. Gilchrist
Now
Marshall County
May 1st-AD. 1835
Mason-Dixon Line Stone image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
6. Mason-Dixon Line Stone
COUNTY LINE
17 miles & 50 poles
inscription is mostly unreadable
Mason-Dixon Line Stone plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
7. Mason-Dixon Line Stone plaque
Extension of
Mason & Dixon Line
This shaft moved 430 ft west from former site
October 17, 1931
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 11, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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