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

The Irwin House

 
 
The Irwin House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 19, 2022
1. The Irwin House Marker
Inscription.  On September 26, 2003, this corner property was destroyed by fire exposing this 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 stabilized the buildings structural integrity. In 2010 John and Ame Flannery purchased this historic property to preserve our history, promote commerce, and complement the downtown area.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #09 William Henry Harrison, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #23 Benjamin Harrison series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 26, 2003.
 
Location. 39° 49.684′ N, 77° 54.222′ 
The Irwin House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 19, 2022
2. The Irwin House and Marker
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W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 16/416) just south of East Seminary Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 S Main St, Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Darby, Lot 14, 1786 (here, next to this marker); Ambush at Mercersburg (a few steps from this marker); Col. Murphy's Hotel (a few steps from this marker); James Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens Seized (within shouting distance of this marker); Buchanan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane House (within shouting distance of this marker); President Buchanan’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Last updated on July 27, 2022, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 7, 2022