Friday, April 22, 2011

Mason and Dixon Set the Delmar Marker - 1764

Today, April 22, 1764 Charles Mason, Jr. and Jeremiah Dixon measured Delaware's western boundary and placed a marker in the southwest corner of the state at Columbia west of Delmar

Picked up from This Day in Delaware History.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this the marker on Rt. 54 just west of Packing House Corner?

Howard said...

yes

Anonymous said...

Cool,but I've never heard it called Columbia. Any idea how it got that name? Is it still referred to as Columbia?