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Mason-Dixon Line

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1761

Proprietors of Pennsylvania and Maryland asked the Royal Astronomer to recommend surveyors to fix their common boundary, resulting in Mason-Dixon Line

Other events that happened on or around 1761

1763

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon arrived in America from England

Other events that happened on or around 1763

1765

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began the east-west line separating Pennsylvania from Maryland and (West) Virginia

1767

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon were halted by hostile Indians in present Monongalia County

Other events that happened on or around 1767

1786

The U.S. started dividing the western territories into rectangular townships

Other events that happened on or around 1786


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