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

Birthplace of James Buchanan

 
 
Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker
Inscription.  
This monument marks the birthplace of James Buchanan, fifteenth President of the United States
Born 23 April 1791     Died 1 June 1868
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 39° 52.276′ N, 77° 57.218′ W. Marker is in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Stony Batter Road / State Forest Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. A Quest for Honor (a few steps from this marker); James Buchanan       The Early Years (a few steps from this marker); Stony Batter       Birthplace of a President (a few steps from this marker); President James Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Stony Batter (approx. half a mile away); James Buchanan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Black Boys Rebellion (approx. 3.4 miles away); Big Spring Graveyard (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cove Gap.
 
Also see . . .
Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker
 Biography of James Buchanan. White House website. (Submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
James Buchanan's Birthplace Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. James Buchanan's Birthplace Monument
James Buchanan Pyramid image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, Birthplace
4. James Buchanan Pyramid
The pyramid that marks Buchanan's birthplace is 38 feet square, 31 feet high and weighs 300 tons.
Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
5. Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park
The Birthplace of James Buchanan Monument is located in Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park.
Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
6. Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker
The cabin where James Buchanan was born in 1791 today stands on the campus of nearby Mercerburg Academy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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