Mason and Dixon Survey Terminal Point


Mason and Dixon Survey Terminal Point
Mason and Dixon Survey Terminal Point
Mason and Dixon Survey Terminal Point is located in West Virginia
Location: 2.25 mi (3.62 km) northeast of Pentress on County Route 39, near Pentress, West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°43′16″N 80°7′7″W / 39.72111°N 80.11861°W / 39.72111; -80.11861Coordinates: 39°43′16″N 80°7′7″W / 39.72111°N 80.11861°W / 39.72111; -80.11861
Area: 0 acres (0 ha)
Built: 1883
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference#: 73001922[1]
Added to NRHP: June 25, 1973

Mason and Dixon Survey Terminal Point is a historic marker located near Pentress, Monongalia County, West Virginia. It identifies the terminal station established by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon on Brown's Hill on October 19, 1767. The stone placed on Brown's Hill in 1883 in the mound of 1767, marks the westernmost point reached by Mason and Dixon in delineating the common boundaries of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia (now West Virginia), and known as the Mason-Dixon Line.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  2. ^ E.L. Kemp (September 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Mason and Dixon Survey Terminal Point". State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. http://www.wvculture.org/shpo/nr/pdf/monongalia/73001922.pdf. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 



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