Deakins Line Stone #3 (near Mt. Backbone summit)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Algoma!
N 39° 14.204 W 079° 29.186
17S E 630627 N 4344139
Quick Description: A nice bonus waymark near the highpoint of Maryland. Altitude of the stone is 3348 feet, about 10 feet below the summit level, which is almost in sight.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 5:00:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM3PP3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member stvanme
Views: 22

Long Description:
Placed in 1910 for the re-survey of the Deakins line to confirm the western boundary of Maryland with West Virginia. This same survey determined that the PA-MD-WV tri-corner was a few hundred yards west of where it was thought to be originally. Deakins stone #1, a couple of miles south, is a three-county marker and not on the state line due to the Potomac river source and its westward to eastward path.

(I noticed that this marker is the same height as the tri-corner stone to the north, but larger than #1 and #6 which I visited as well.)
Monumentation Type: Concrete post

Monument Category: State boundary marker

Accessible to general public: yes

Historical significance:
See details above.

Approximate date of monument: 12/12/1910

Monumentation Type (if other): Not listed

Monument Category (if other): Not listed

Explain Non-Public access: Not listed

Monument Website: Not listed

County: Not listed

USGS Quad: Not listed

NGS PID: Not listed

Other Coordinates: Not Listed

Other Coordinates details: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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