Mason-Dixon Survey

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Historical Context Note

Between 1763 and 1767 two Englishmen, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, surveyed the Mason-Dixon Line (the 375-kilometre line along the parallel 39°43') in order to resolve a boundary dispute between the British colonies of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia.

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