Delaware Boundary Markers

  • Also Known As: Transpeninsular Line also Mason-Dixon Line also Tangent Line also The Arc also T

  • Vicinity: State boundary lines between DE-MD, DE-PA
  • Type: Site
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Site


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1763/07/20 Jeremiah Dixon Work Astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon are hired and paid 3,512 pounds, or about $840,000 in 2017, adjusted for inflation. Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line
1763/07/20 Charles Mason Work Astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon are hired and paid 3,512 pounds, or about $840,000 in 2017, adjusted for inflation. Surveying the Mason-Dixon Line

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Particulars for Delaware Boundary Markers:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Object Civil Marker
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Engineering
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Politics-government
Sight Category Site
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 75002101
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: Mason,Charles; Dixon,Jeremiah
Architectural Style: No style listed
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Engineering, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1763, 1849
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Monument, Marker
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Monument, Marker

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