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Address: RT 54, South side of Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE 19944

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A piece of history

This is an original marker from the survey of the Mason-Dixon Line between Maryland and Delaware (at that time part of Pennsylvania). Nothing fancy about the site, but much nicer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2014
Mary Dot J
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This object is a rare find, as it is part of the Mason-Dixon line that forms Delaware's western border. It is located directly in front of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, and is clearly visible from the street. It is in remarkably good condition, and clearly readable. The marker has a metallic plaque/sign that explains its significance in greater detail. Another... More 

Thank Robert M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

April 26, 1751. That is the date that this marker was erected. That is history! This stone marker and sign are situated at the base of the Fenwick Lighthouse. They are easy to miss IF you are not looking for them. The marker was part of a survey done to mark the boundary line between Pennsylvania's "Three Lower Counties" (which... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Self guided tour and near lighthouse! Great for those interested in history. Very unobtrusive marker, easy to miss if you are looking for it.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Where else can you stand with one foot in Maryland and the other in Delaware. Mark is in front of the Fenwick Lighthouse which is a great place to see if you are in the area. Wonderful, old pictures which show you how the beach was before the condos and crowds.

Thank TravelLover629
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

At the base of the Fenwick Island Light house, this marker gives you the opportunity to take in a bit of the creation of the states and the historic Mason-Dixon Line.

Thank TryppAdams
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

This is an original marker from the survey of the Mason-Dixon Line between Maryland and Delaware (at that time part of Pennsylvania). Nothing fancy about the site, but much nicer on site than locked away in a museum. Right by the Fenwick Lighthouse.

1 Thank Mary Dot J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

A pleasant surprise. We did not know how the border between Delaware (originally Pennsylvania) Was created. Very interesting historically. You don't have to worry about whether it is open or closed. You can view it anytime!!

1 Thank Nscott6387
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

The marker sits under this plaque in front of the Fenwick Lighthouse, basically in the sidewalk. Not an interesting setting, but so much better here where it means something, rather than in a museum. As a remnant of a time before the Ocean City strip became such an ugly place, its worth a drive by.

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