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Address: RT 54, South side of Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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A Bit of History on the MD/DE Line

The Transpeninsular Marker is located on the south side of the prominent Fenwick Island Lighthouse. The marker, itself, is the easternmost of a series of similar markers placed in... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historical marker is actually located just in front of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse--NOT off route 54. There's a white marker and a more recent explanatory plaque. Worth looking at, especially if you're visiting the Lighthouse which, unfortunately, hasn't opened for the season yet. However, you the markers are outside the Lighthouse gates so they are accessible.

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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Transpeninsular Marker is located on the south side of the prominent Fenwick Island Lighthouse. The marker, itself, is the easternmost of a series of similar markers placed in the 1750s to mark the state boundary between Delaware and Maryland. There is a bit of history to be learned by a visit here. There is also opportunity to capture a... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This object is a rare find, as it is part of the Mason-Dixon line that forms Delaware's western border. It is located directly in front of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, and is clearly visible from the street. It is in remarkably good condition, and clearly readable. The marker has a metallic plaque/sign that explains its significance in greater detail. Another... More 

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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,756 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

April 26, 1751. That is the date that this marker was erected. That is history! This stone marker and sign are situated at the base of the Fenwick Lighthouse. They are easy to miss IF you are not looking for them. The marker was part of a survey done to mark the boundary line between Pennsylvania's "Three Lower Counties" (which... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Self guided tour and near lighthouse! Great for those interested in history. Very unobtrusive marker, easy to miss if you are looking for it.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Where else can you stand with one foot in Maryland and the other in Delaware. Mark is in front of the Fenwick Lighthouse which is a great place to see if you are in the area. Wonderful, old pictures which show you how the beach was before the condos and crowds.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 595 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

At the base of the Fenwick Island Light house, this marker gives you the opportunity to take in a bit of the creation of the states and the historic Mason-Dixon Line.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is an original marker from the survey of the Mason-Dixon Line between Maryland and Delaware (at that time part of Pennsylvania). Nothing fancy about the site, but much nicer on site than locked away in a museum. Right by the Fenwick Lighthouse.

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Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

A pleasant surprise. We did not know how the border between Delaware (originally Pennsylvania) Was created. Very interesting historically. You don't have to worry about whether it is open or closed. You can view it anytime!!

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

The marker sits under this plaque in front of the Fenwick Lighthouse, basically in the sidewalk. Not an interesting setting, but so much better here where it means something, rather than in a museum. As a remnant of a time before the Ocean City strip became such an ugly place, its worth a drive by.

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