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Near North Springfield in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old State Line

 
 
Old State Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
1. Old State Line Marker
Inscription. The northern boundary of Pennsylvania, before the purchase of the Erie Triangle in 1792, crossed the highway at this point. The state paid $151,640.25 for the Erie tract and its port on the Lakes.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Circus History (approx. 4.6 miles away); Erie Extension Canal (approx. 5.2 miles away); PA-OH Border Monument (approx. 6.2 miles away in Ohio); Pennsylvania (approx. 6.9 miles away but has been reported missing); The Western Reserve (approx. 7.1 miles away in Ohio).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Erie Triangle
Old State Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 27, 2015
2. Old State Line Marker
. 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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The Erie Triangle on Pennsylvania's Northwestern Edge image. Click for full size.
3. The Erie Triangle on Pennsylvania's Northwestern Edge
Map of Erie Triangle in Erie County, Pennsylvania and surrounding area image. Click for full size.
Via Wikipedia by Jengod, derived from Rmhermen, January 10, 2005
4. Map of Erie Triangle in Erie County, Pennsylvania and surrounding area
 
 
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 373 times since then and 71 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.
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