Have You Visited Maryland’s “Tripoints”?

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Photo via howderfamily.com
Photo via howderfamily.com

If you don’t know what a tripoint is, don’t worry — I didn’t until this morning, either. According to the Washington Post, a tripoint — also known as a trifinium — is a place where three states converge. And Maryland’s got several of ’em.

+You can get to the Maryland/Pennsylvania/West Virginia tripoint (which also coincides with the Mason-Dixon Line) via a short half-mile walk near Friendsville, Maryland. You’ll know you’re there when you see this stone marker.

+The Maryland/Virginia/West Virginia tripoint is at the edge of the Potomac River, off Route 340.

+The Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania tripoint is in the woods, near Delaware’s White Clay Creek State Park–it’s also commemorated by a stone marker.

+There are actually two Maryland/DC/Virginia tripoints, one near Alexandria, Virginia and the other near Washington West, Maryland.

What are you waiting for? Get exploring!



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