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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Transpeninsular Line Historical Marker in Delaware

We enjoy history and every time we travel we take note of the historical markers that we see along the way. Every year thousands (if not millions) of people pass them by and don't give them a second look. These historical markers are great for educating yourself on our country's past history.

While on a road trip from Pennsylvania to Delaware we stumbled upon the Transpeninsular Line Historical Marker. You'll find it located on Lighthouse Road in South Fenwick Island (Sussex County), Delaware. You'll find it located near the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. If you're going to be visiting the lighthouse, make sure you take a look at the historical marker too.
Transpeninsular Line Historical Marker in Fenwick Island, Delaware

Here's the information contained on it:

This stone monument, erected April 26, 1751, marks the eastern end of the Transpeninsular Line surveyed 1751-1751 by John Watson and William Parsons of Pennsylvania and John Emory and Thomas Jones of Maryland. This line established the east-west boundary between Pennsylvania’s “Three Lower Counties” (now Delaware) and the Colony of Maryland. It established also the middle point of the peninsula, 35 miles to the west. The stone bears the coat of arms of the Calverts on the south side and the Penns on the north. It was accepted 1760 and finally ratified 1769 by King George III.

For those of you who are into waymarking, you'll find several other historical markers located nearby. A few will be within walking distance and a few others will be within a few miles. If you enjoy waymarking and checking out historical markers, you'll find an entire section of them right here on the blog. We enjoy documenting them for our readers to see.

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