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William Findlay

 
 
William Findlay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. William Findlay Marker
Inscription. Governor of Pennsylvania, 1817-20; born on this site, June 20, 1768. First candidate for governor nominated by convention. Advocate of State internal improvements; U.S. Senator 1821-27. Died, Nov. 12, 1846, at Harrisburg.
 
Erected 1950 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.82′ N, 77° 54.242′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main Street and N. Park Ave., on the right when traveling north on N. Main Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named William Findlay (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Steiger House at Mercersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); President Buchananís Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lane House (about 600 feet away); Buchanan House (about 600 feet away); Citizens Seized (about 700 feet away); Col. Murphy's Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Findlay - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
William Findlay Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. William Findlay Markers
. (Submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. William Findlay at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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William Findlay image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. William Findlay
In commemoration of William Findlay, born in Mercersburg June 20, 1768; member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives five sessions, 1797-1807; State Treasurer for eleven years; Governor of the Commonwealth 1817-1820; United States Senator from Pennsylvania for six years; and Treasurer of the Philadelphia Mint 1827-1841. The most distinguished son of an eminent family in old Mercersburg.
 
 
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