Fairfax Stone

Fairfax Stone (HM21S)

Location: Thomas, WV 26292 Tucker County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 11.67', W 79° 29.23'

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This monument, at the headspring of the Potomac River, marks one of the historic spots of America. Its name is derived from Thomas Lord Fairfax who owned all the land lying between the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers. The first Fairfax Stone, marked by "FX", was set in 1746 by Thomas Lewis, a surveyor employed by Lord Fairfax. This is the base point for the western dividing line between Maryland and West Virginia.
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HM NumberHM21S
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Year Placed1957
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 630642 N 4339450
Decimal Degrees39.19450000, -79.48716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.67', W 79° 29.23'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 40.20" N, 79° 29' 13.80" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 County Rte 9/3, Thomas WV 26292, US
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