Near Andersontown in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
North-South Boundary Between the State of Maryland and the State of Delaware
Erected 1978 by Department of Commerce, United States of America.
Location. 38° 48.098′ N, 75° 43.233′ W. Marker is near Andersontown, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on Shore Highway (Maryland Route 404) near the State Line, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. It is at the base of the fire tower, on the Maryland side of the Maryland-Delaware state line. Marker is in this post office area: Federalsburg MD 21632, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Todd's Chapel United Methodist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away in Delaware); Bethel Methodist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away in Delaware); William Still Center-Families Divided & United Sudler House (approx. 7˝ miles away in Delaware); Edward Redfield (approx. 7.6 miles away in Delaware); Bridgeville, Delaware (approx. 7.7 miles away in Delaware); St. Johnstown Methodist Church (approx. 7.9 miles away in Delaware); Marshyhope Creek Bridge (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . . A brief history of the Mason-Dixon Line. By John Mackenzie. “In 1731, the fifth Lord Baltimore petitioned King George II for an official resolution of the boundary dispute. In the ensuing negotiations the Calverts tried to hold out for the 40th parallel, but Pennsylvania colonists had settled enough land to the west and southward of Philadelphia that this was no longer practical. In 1732 the parties agreed that the boundary line should run east from Cape Henlopen to the midpoint of the peninsula, then north to a tangency with the west side of the twelve-mile radius arc around New Castle, then around the arc to its northernmost point, then due north to an east-west line 15 miles south of Philadelphia. It was a bad deal for the Calverts. The east-west line would turn out to be about 19 miles south of the 40th parallel, and, (Submitted on September 19, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 19, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.