Near North Springfield in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old State Line
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 59.986′ N, 80° 24.333′ W. Marker is near North Springfield, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of West Lake Road (Pennsylvania Route 5) and Happy Valley Road, on the right when traveling east on West Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Springfield PA 16430, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Circus History (approx. 4.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 5.2 miles away); PA-OH Border Monument The Western Reserve (approx. 7.1 miles away in Ohio); Cranesville Fire Department Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Western Reserve (approx. 7.9 miles away in Ohio); Tornado of May 31, 1985 (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Erie Triangle. Of the four competing claimants (Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts), only Pennsylvania was landlocked. Following some pressure from the new federal government, all four states surrendered their claims to the U.S., which then, in 1792, turned around and sold final rights to Pennsylvania for 75¢ per acre. (Submitted on June 28, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 23 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 28, 2015. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2015.