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Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Archibald Irwin House
 
The Archibald Irwin House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. The Archibald Irwin House Marker
 
Inscription. On September 26, 2003, this property was nearly destroyed by fire. Located in the northwest corner in a two-story log house built in 1791-1792 by Archibald Irwin. Irwin's granddaughter Jane married William Henry Harrison, Jr., and served as First Lady when her father-in-law, William Henry Harrison, Sr., was elected 9th President of the United States. Irwin's granddaughter Elizabeth married John Scott Harrison and became the mother of Benjamin Harrison, who served as 23rd President of the United States. Also, renowned craftsmen of the 1800's lived here. Borough Council members are working hard to restore this important piece of local history. Members sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause residents or visitors.
 
Location. 39° 49.655′ N, 77° 54.217′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main Street and Seminary Street, on the left when traveling south on S. 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. James Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); John Darby, Lot 14, 1786 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush at Mercersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Murphy's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens Seized (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Buchanan House (about 400 feet away); Lane House (about 400 feet away); President Buchananís Home (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
The Archibald Irwin House Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. The Archibald Irwin House
 

 
Additional comments.
1. Archibald Irwin
I am a gr.gr.gr.gr.gr.grandson of Archibald Irwin. I am very glad to see that his cabin is being taken care of. I was there nine times to see Irwinton and his cabin. I did not know that a cabin was behind the bricks. When I heard of the fire I was very stunned. I plan to return soon to take photos of it.
Thank you for your work.
Paul A. Irwin Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted July 20, 2008, by Paul A. IRWIN of Lancaster, Ohio.

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,204 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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