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  • 2. The History of Ellicott's Rock, Part II by Wright, Harry R.
     
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    *note: cont'd from Vol. 37, No. 22, April 15, 1970 \r\nIn 1807, a joint North Carolina-Georgia commission was established to determine the exact location of the 35th parallel, the charter assigned state boundary line. Gov. D. B. Mitchell of Georgia offered the job to renowned surveyor Major Andrew Ellicott who accepted the position, sailing from his home in Philadelphia on July 6, 1811. Ellicott completed his work on December 26, 1811, marking the intersection of the 35th parallel and the Chattooga River with an existing boulder on which he inscribed an 'N' and a 'G'. A different boulder only a few feet from the original was misidentified and mislabeled \"Elicot's Rock\" by a second survey crew in 1813, which lead, in turn, to another surveying error in 1819. The original Ellicott's Rock was later determined to be approximately 300 feet north of the actual line when measured with modern equipment.
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    The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 38 Issue 1, June 1970, p16-18, 22, il, por, map  (Periodical website)
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