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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Here's a couple Mason-Dixon stones for you!

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Jul 8th, 2018 11:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a couple Mason-Dixon milestones I located while traveling on business between Manassas, VA and Charleroi, PA. The locations are marked on the older USGS Quadrangle Maps. I found two of them, number 131 and 211 that were close to roads I was traveling on. The one near Hancock, MD is easy to locate. The one near Addison, PA took a little more detective work.

When Mason and Dixon surveyed this border 1763-1767 they placed "milestones" every mile and "crownstones" every 5 miles. I have never seen a crownstone. The ones shown are milestones with "M" on one side, "P" on the other side, and the date on the other two sides.

Mason Dixon stone #131 near Hancock, MD

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Jul 8th, 2018 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here's Mason Dixon Stone 211 near Addison, PA

Mason Dixon stone #211 near Addison, PA

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Jul 8th, 2018 11:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ah, those are cool.

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Jul 8th, 2018 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

As usual, another very interesting post ECS.

I have read that the Mason-Dixon line has been re-surveyed using modern technology and it has remained pretty much the same. Not bad for a "Geordie and a baker's boy".

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Jul 8th, 2018 02:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm surprised some yahoos haven't tagged them. Or worse.

Cool photos, though!

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Jul 8th, 2018 04:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Cool!... heard of the markers, but never seen one and really did know much about them as to placement.

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Jul 9th, 2018 08:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here's how you find them. This is the USGS Quadrangle Map for Accident, MD (1947).

The blue arrow is pointing to Mason Dixon milestone #211. Some milestones have gone missing and so those are not shown on the maps.

USGS Quadrangle Map for Accident, MD (1947)

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