Jeremiah Dixon

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English astronomer, notable for surveying the border between Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, also known as the Mason-Dixon line. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1761/06/00 Although they planned to be in Sumatra, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon record the transit of Venus from a temporary observatory erected in Cape Town. Astronomer Transits of Venus
1763/07/20 Astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon are hired and paid 3,512 pounds, or about $840,000 in 2017, adjusted for inflation. Work Delaware Boundary Markers Delaware Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line
1763/11/00 Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon survey the first degree of latitude in America, near where South St meets Front St in Philadelphia. Surveyor Old City, Philly Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line
1765/04/00 Mason and Dixon begin their survey of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. Surveyor Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line
1765/06/06 Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon stop about 4 miles northwest of Newark and drive a wooden post into the ground establishing the dividing point between Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Work Tri-State Mason Dixon Marker McClellandville, DE Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line
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