Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey

A National Historic Landmark
National Register Number: 66000606
Nomination Form

Location: Ohio/Pennsylvania border at the Ohio River on OH39/PA68.
City of East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio
Geographic Coordinates: 40.64248N 80.51898W

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 23, 1965):
This is the point from which a rectangular-grid land survey system was established under the Ordinance of 1785, which provided for administration and subdivision of land in the Old Northwest Territory. The Ordinance stipulated that all public lands were to be divided into townships six miles square.

June 22, 2005
Larry's Other Place
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