Mason-Dixon Survey

Mason-Dixon Survey (HM1JTJ)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19147 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.453', W 75° 8.621'

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Here, in 1763, the southernmost point of Philadelphia was determined as the starting point for the survey of one of the most important borders in the nation. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon took scientific measurements of a degree of latitude, elevating professional surveying standards. The survey ended a land dispute begun by William Penn and Lord Baltimore. Western Pa. Indian wars and severe weather delayed completion of the line until 1768.
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HM NumberHM1JTJ
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487724 N 4421205
Decimal Degrees39.94088333, -75.14368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.453', W 75° 8.621'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 27.18" N, 75° 8' 37.26" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-95, Philadelphia PA 19147, US
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