Cove Gap in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
President 1857 – 1861. Was born April 23, 1791, a half-mile from here. The cabin itself was moved to Mercerburg, 1850, and in 1925 to Chambersburg. In 1953, it was removed to The Mercerburg Academy campus where it may be seen.
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 51.988′ N, 77° 56.692′ W. Marker is in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Buchanan Trail (Pennsylvania Route 16) and Stoney Valley Road, on the right when traveling west on Buchanan Trail. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stony Batter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President James Buchanan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stony Batter Birthplace of a President (approx. 0.6 miles away); James Buchanan The Early Years (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of James Buchanan (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Quest for Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); W-G-M Turnpike (approx. 3.1 miles away); Black Boys Rebellion (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cove Gap.
Also see . . . Biography of James Buchanan. White House website. (Submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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