Walk in the footsteps of history as we commemorate the 250th
anniversary of the ending of the Mason-Dixon survey in October,
Mason and Dixon were in this area from Oct. 8 to Oct. 20, 1767,
and they set their last marker on The Line on top of Brown's
Hill in what today is Mason-Dixon Historical Park.
The celebration of the 250th anniversary will focus on the
Mason-Dixon Line between West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Special
guests will includes descendants of Jeremiah Dixon. There will
be a colorful quilt show in the park's log cabins, a quality
arts and crafts sale, food, music, astronomy and more.
Visit the newly installed Third Crossing of Dunkard Creek
Recreational Area, where local stones placed in the ground allow
visitors to stand exactly on the Mason-Dixon Line. Hike to the
top of Brown's Hill to the stone monument set in 1883 resurvey
at the spot of Mason and Dixon's last marker.
How to find us:
activities -- a celebration
of historic proportions!
It's history and more! Join us to
enjoy a quality arts and crafts
show, a colorful quilt show, music, food,
presentations, colonial and Native American
re-enactments and camps, and a chance to visit the
historic sites near the end of the Mason-Dixon
schedule of surveyors activities. It includes
instruction for young
people on Oct. 13 who may consider surveying as a
A variety of music at the park's
ampitheater will entertain all tastes! Print
Don't forget to visit the three log
cabins for a beautiful quilt show sponsored by the
Shop of Morgantown!
Activities will be held at the "stars" on
the map below:
To learn more, contact: Pete Zapadka
- Star 1: Family festival area! Parking,
music, arts and craft show, quilt
show, food, public star party, speakers and presentations.
- Star 2: Historical area featuring
re-enactors and encampments, surveyors.
- Star 3: Historical area surrounding the
Adirondack shelter constructed by members of the Warrior
- Star 4: Historical area at the site of
Mason and Dixon's final marker in 1767: "We set up a Post
marked W on the West Side and heaped around it Earth and
Stone three yards and a half diameter at the Bottom and five
feet High. The figure nearly conical." Today, an 1883
resurvey stone set by Cephas H. Sinclair sits on this spot.
- Golf carts will be available to shuttle visitors
Star 1 to Star 2 areas. Only foot transportation will be
open to the trails going to Brown's Hill and the historic
The word is spreading about The Line and its 250th
anniversary . . .
you to our primary funding supporters!
special THANK YOU to
the Monongalia County (W.Va.) board of commissioners for
Our parent organization, the Dunkard
Association, is accepting donations for Mason-Dixon 250 in
2017! All funds will go toward this historical event. Please
lend a hand to help us help you walk in the
footsteps of history!
MD 250 in 2017 is a FREE EVENT and is
the umbrella of the Dunkard Creek Watershed Association, a
501(c)(3) organization, which means any donations are
tax-deductible. Checks also can be made out to DCWA with MD 250
in the memo field, and sent to Pete Zapadka, DCWA treasurer, 6
Mont Chateau Estates, Morgantown, WV 26508.