Mason-Dixon Line Western
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!
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
Visit the Indigenous Impressions site and scroll
down to see scenes from
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
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!
Click below to Explore The Line:
Pete Zapadka --
Mason-Dixon Line Western Crossings --
exploretheline.com -- Mason and Dixon Line --
Mason-Dixon Line -- Charles Mason -- Jeremiah Dixon
-- Pennsylvania -- West Virginia