Mason-Dixon Line and the "Great Chancery Case"

Please join us on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7 P.M. in Valentine Hall on the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg campus for a presentation: Mason-Dixon Line and the “Great Chancery Case”

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon stepped onto the docks at Philadelphia on November 15 1763 to begin the surveying work that colonial surveyors proved they were not capable of doing. Their journal records indicate that they crossed Marsh Creek on August 24, 1765 surveying a portion of the line which is now the southern border of Adams County.

David Peters will present history about the Mason-Dixon Line focusing on how the 80-year old border dispute between the two colonies (and the Penn and Calvert families) developed and how it was eventually resolved in what became known as the "Great Chancery Case."

This program is free and open to the public thanks to our sponsor ACNB Bank