40th Parallel

40th Parallel (HM9RK)

Location: Washington Boro, PA 17582 Lancaster County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 0', W 76° 28.44'

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Maryland's charter, granted in 1632, included old Philadelphia since it made the 40th parallel, which crosses the river near this point, her northern boundary. This charter conflicted with the charter given William Penn in 1681. After more than eighty years of legal disputes, a survey in 1763-67 fixed the boundary at the 39-43' parallel. This boundary acquired national fame as the Mason and Dixon line.
HM NumberHM9RK
Placed BySafe Harbor Water Power Corp
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 374177 N 4428797
Decimal Degrees40.00000000, -76.47400000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0', W 76° 28.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 0.00" N, 76° 28' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1912 Water St, Washington Boro PA 17582, US
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