Near Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. Hugh Mercer
A physician and surgeon, practiced in the Conococheague settlement 1750 – 1755, and lived in this locality during that time. A personal friend of Washington, a general in the Revolutionary Army, he received his death wounds at the Battle of Princeton January 1777. A brave soldier, a skilled physician and a loyal American.
Location. 39° 48.119′ N, 77° 50.805′ W. Marker is near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Buchanan Trail W (Pennsylvania Route 16) east of Anderson Road, on the right when traveling east. 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. To Irwinton Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Steel's Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 3.1 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 3.2 miles away); Marshall College (approx. 3.3 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary (approx. 3.3 miles away); The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (approx. 3.4 miles away); Zion Union Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mercersburg.
Also see . . . Biography of Hugh Mercer. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, US Revolutionary •
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