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Fairfax Stone, 1889
Fairfax Stone, 1889


On March 26, 1858, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to appoint a commissioner to negotiate a boundary line between Maryland and Virginia from the mouth of the Potomac River at the Atlantic Ocean to the Fairfax Stone. The boundary dispute, later between Maryland and West Virginia, was not settled until 1910.

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Act of the Virginia General Assembly To Ascertain and Fix the Boundary Between Virginia and Maryland
"State's Victory Complete In Boundary Dispute"
Brief to the United States Supreme Court by Julius K. Monroe in the Case of State of Maryland vs. State of West Virginia
Section of Survey Map Showing Fairfax Stone and Part of Deakins Line
"Boundaries of West Virginia"


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