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Mason-Dixon Survey

 
 
Mason-Dixon Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Mason-Dixon Survey Marker
Inscription. Here, in 1763, the southernmost point of Philadelphia was determined as the starting point for the survey of one of the most important borders in the nation. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon took scientific measurements of a degree of latitude, elevating professional surveying standards. The survey ended a land dispute begun by William Penn and Lord Baltimore. Western Pa. Indian wars and severe weather delayed completion of the line until 1768.
 
Erected 2013 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.453′ N, 75° 8.621′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and South Street on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Decatur (a few steps from this marker); Robert Smith (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Queen Village / The New Market and Head House (about 700 feet away); U.S.S. United States (about 800 feet away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House
Mason-Dixon Survey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Mason-Dixon Survey Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. mile away); Capt. Charles Massey House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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