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

James Buchanan

 
 
James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. James Buchanan Marker
Inscription.  President 1857 – 1861. Was born April 23, 1791, a half-mile from here. The cabin itself was moved to Mercerburg, 1850, and in 1925 to Chambersburg. In 1953, it was removed to The Mercerburg Academy campus where it may be seen.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. 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 month for this entry is April 1862.
 
Location. 39° 51.988′ N, 77° 56.692′ W. Marker is in Peters Township, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Buchanan Trail (Pennsylvania Route 16) and Stoney Valley Road, on the right when traveling west on Buchanan Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3660 State Forest Rd, Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stony Batter (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President James Buchanan (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also
James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. James Buchanan Marker
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named Stony Batter (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named James Buchanan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of James Buchanan (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Quest for Honor (approx. 0.6 miles away); W-G-M Turnpike (approx. 3.1 miles away); Black Boys Rebellion (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peters Township.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
Marker in Cove Gap image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Marker in Cove Gap
James Buchanan's Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
4. James Buchanan's Birthplace
This 38 foot square, 31 foot high pyramid marks the spot where James Buchanan was born on April 23, 1791. It is located about ½ mile from the marker.
Buchanan Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
5. Buchanan Cabin
The cabin in which James Buchanan was born is seen here on the campus of nearby Mercerburg Academy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 20, 2022