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Old 04-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #1315
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Washington's Land (#2) - Marshall County

Located on Rt 2, about 5 miles south of Moundsville, on the Old Rt 2 (Frontage Road) about 100 yards east of the 4-Lane Rt 2. It is about 1/4 mile north of the other Washington's Land marker.

For notes: (See Post #1071 on Page 72)

Who is Archibald McClean? [McClean is noted as deputy surveyor of the Mason-Dixon Line in 1776, but the Mason and Dixon work was completed in 1767 when they were driven off by Native Americans.

Interesting fact I learned on this one: Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon were a mathematician and astronomer - not surveyors .

For a very interesting history of the Mason-Dixon Line: Click Here





Historical Marker located on Old Rt 2 (Frontage Road) about 5 miles south of Moundsville.




Same Marker - Side #2




View northwest down the access road to the new Rt 2 (Look closely and you can see a northbound truck through the trees to the left). I am standing in the intersection of the access road and Old Rt 2.




View southeast up the access road to the Old Rt 2.
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