Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start

Mason and Dixon Line-Survey Start (HM1SQ5)

Location: Ocean City, MD 21842 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 27.079', W 75° 3.297'

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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.
HM NumberHM1SQ5
Placed ByOliver and Rachel Cropper
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 495205 N 4255892
Decimal Degrees38.45131667, -75.05495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 27.079', W 75° 3.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 27' 4.74" N, 75° 3' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)302, 410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 146th St, Ocean City MD 21842, US
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