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

Wheatland

 
 
Wheatland Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
1. Wheatland Marker
Inscription.  Home of President James Buchanan from 1849 to his death is a few blocks away. Statesman and diplomat, as Member of Congress, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Minister to England. Elected President in 1856.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 40° 2.303′ N, 76° 20.272′ W. Marker is in Lancaster Township, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Columbia Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 462), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1258 Wilson Avenue, 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. Smokehouse / Icehouse (approx. half a mile away); Privy (approx. half a mile away); James Buchanan Home (approx. half a mile away); Pennsylvania Rifle (approx. ¾ mile away); Ambulance Co. No. 111   28th Division A.E.F.
Wheatland as seen from Marietta Ave.. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
2. Wheatland as seen from Marietta Ave..
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); James Tilden Sheckard (approx. 0.9 miles away); Leo F. Hauck (approx. 0.9 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster Township.
 
More about this marker. Although an address on Wilson Avenue is given, do not look for this marker on that road or on Wilson Drive, a north-south road which intersects Wilson Avenue at Wilson Avenue's eastern end. (Wilson Avenue is 1 block north of Columbia Avenue.)
 
Regarding Wheatland. The other Wheatland marker in Lancaster, PA has residence starting in 1848, not 1849.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. James Buchanan's grave site in Woodward Hill Cemetery
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Wheatland. An overview of the history of the Wheatland estate, with photographs of the interior. (Submitted on September 11, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Wheatland from the Visitor's Center. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, February 2, 2008
3. Wheatland from the Visitor's Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,195 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on August 26, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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