Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History


image from Bronze Map: 'Surveying Ellicott's Line, 1799'


7. Surveying Ellicott's Line, 1799

31st parallel

Using a 67-foot-long surveyor's chain, U.S. Surveyor General Andrew Ellicott led a team to survey and establish the U.S. southern boundary with Spanish West Florida. This line remains the boundary between Alabama and Florida, except in Mobile and Baldwin counties.