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Fenwick Island in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start

 
 
Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
1. Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker
Inscription. This is the marker from which Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon started the survey for the famous Mason-Dixon Line that separates Delaware from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

This marker was settled in 1750 by John Emory and Thomas Jones, both of Maryland, and John Watson and William Parson, both of Pennsylvania. It was to separate the lower three colonies of Pennsylvania (which later became the state of Delaware) from the state of Maryland.

You will notice on the south side (facing you) the crest of Lord Baltimore, while the opposite side is the crest of William Penn.
 
Erected by Oliver and Rachel Cropper.
 
Location. 38° 27.079′ N, 75° 3.297′ W. Marker is in Fenwick Island, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. Touch for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Fenwick Island DE 19944, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transpeninsular Line (here, next to this marker); The Fenwick Island Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); The History of the Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); a different

Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
2. Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start Marker
marker also named Fenwick Island Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Eastern End of Transpeninsular Line Between Maryland and Three Lower Counties of Pennsylvania (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line in Maryland); Old Sound Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Our Community's Role in World War II (third marker) (approx. 5.8 miles away); Our Community's Role in World War II (first marker) (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fenwick Island.
 
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Crest of Lord Baltimore image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
3. Crest of Lord Baltimore
Crest of William Penn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
4. Crest of William Penn
Fenwick Island Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 1998
5. Fenwick Island Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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