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

History in the making! A committee has begun work on creating an event that will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the end of the Mason-Dixon Line survey in 1767. Preliminary plans call for a festival most likely to be held Oct. 14-15, 2017, at Mason-Dixon Historical Park, 79 Buckeye Road, Core, WV 26541. Want to help? Have ideas? Drop an e-mail to jeremiah@exploretheline.com.

Get ready for the annual Mason-Dixon hike!

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

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!


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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The last crossings (near Ned, Pa.)
Near the real end of The Line
From Ned to U.S. 19 and I-79
Near Mount Morris, Pa., and Morgantown
Brown's Hill
(Mason and Dixon's westernmost site)
The Dunkard Creek crossings
(where Mason and Dixon were stopped)
From U.S. 19 and I-79 eastward
To Chestnut Ridge
Lake Lynn Dam
It forms Cheat Lake
West of The Line
If it was extended west to the Ohio River
Easternmost Western Crossings
Random crossings east of Chestnut Ridge
The Tripoint
Where W.Va., Md. and Pa. meet
The Transpeninsular Line
Delaware's southern border
Delaware's southwest corner
Another end of The Line
Mason-Dixon markers I've visited
Some are out of the way
Coming soon

Coming soon

To come: The Ellicott Line
Along Pa.'s western border
Back to the main page
The starting point
Highways that cross The Line
State and U.S. roads, Interstates
Links page
See what else is out there

Pete Zapadka -- Mason-Dixon Line Western Crossings -- exploretheline.com -- Mason and Dixon Line -- Mason-Dixon Line -- Charles Mason -- Jeremiah Dixon -- Pennsylvania -- West Virginia