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Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wheatland

 
 
Wheatland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
1. Wheatland Marker
Inscription.  The home of James Buchanan, statesman, diplomat and the fifteenth President of the United States (1857-61), is located on Marietta Avenue, seven blocks south. Buchanan maintained Wheatland as his home from 1848 until he died there on June 1, 1868.
 
Erected 1971 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 40° 3.168′ N, 76° 19.477′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of President Avenue and Harrisburg Pike, on the right when traveling south on President Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ross H. Sachs (approx. 0.4 miles away); S. Woodrow Sponaugle '37 (approx. 0.4 miles away); William J. Iannicelli '48 (approx. 0.4
Wheatland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Wheatland Marker
miles away); The Richard Kneedler Sculpture Garden (approx. half a mile away); The Water Towers in Buchanan Park (approx. half a mile away); Franklin & Marshall College September 11 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Klauder-Apple Walk (approx. half a mile away); Whitehead Plaza (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Regarding Wheatland. The other Wheatland marker in Lancaster, PA has residence starting in 1849, not 1848.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. See these markers for photos of Wheatland and Buchanan's grave.
 
Wheatland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
3. Wheatland Marker
Marker in Lancaster image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
4. Marker in Lancaster
Wheatland - James Buchanan's Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
5. Wheatland - James Buchanan's Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,097 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on October 4, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 12, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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