exploretheline.com presents:

Mason-Dixon Line Western Crossings

Scenes, markers and roads from
the western end
of the most-famous border in the United States!

and related locations along The Line from
southwestern Pennsylvania, western Maryland and
northern West Virginia

By Pete Zapadka

Get ready for the annual Mason-Dixon hike!

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

for a program and hike to commemorate the ending of the Mason and Dixon survey in 1767. It all happens at Mason-Dixon Historical Park, Core, W.Va.  Find the location using this Google map.

Over the next few years, we'll celebrate the 250th anniversaries of The Line, which started with Mason and Dixon's arrival in Philadelphia in 1763. During the hike, we'll hike about a mile to the spot where Mason and Dixon crossed Dunkard Creek for a third and last time. Optional: hike up steep Brown's Hill to the site of Mason and Dixon's last marker on The Line!

See the 2011 hike! Videographer Gregory Ayersman captured the event. It's visible on YouTube.

Visit the Indigenous Impressions site and scroll down to see scenes from

Surveyors Rendezvous 2013

held Aug. 28-31 in Philadelphia. You'll see scenes from the Christ Church Burial Ground where Charles Mason is laid to rest; South Street where a new historial marker was unveiled; and Star-Gazer's Stone!


Generally, these pages deal with the
Mason-Dixon Line (updated map shows MD Line and associated borders) from around the foot of Chestnut Ridge to The Cornerstone -- the marker at the precise southwest corner of Pennsylvania (pictured above).

Please note: There are few if any references to the Civil War on these pages. The Mason-Dixon Line originally was not meant to be the dividing line as it too often is considered today. In any case, I hope you'll enjoy learning about The Line during your visit to exploretheline.com!

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