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Transpeninsular Marker

RT 54, South side of Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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Interesting bit of history

Discovered this checking out the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Interesting history spelled out on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LVPADad
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Lehigh Valley,PA
Historical marker with some explanatory material

This historical marker is actually located just in front of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse--NOT off... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Neal P
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Arlington, Virginia, USA
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RT 54, South side of Fenwick Island Lighthouse, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Discovered this checking out the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Interesting history spelled out on signage there. Kids enjoyed being able to take selfie saying they were standing in two states at once.

Thank LVPADad
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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,...More

Thank Neal P
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...More

1  Thank Bill S
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...More

Thank Robert M
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...More

Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank bluetang20
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank TravelLover629
Reviewed 12 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.

Thank TryppAdams
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.

1  Thank Mary Dot J
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!!

1  Thank Nscott6387
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