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

Stony Batter

 
 
Stony Batter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. Stony Batter Marker
Inscription.  
To Stony Batter
the birthplace of
James Buchanan


James Buchanan
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Born April 23, 1791.
Passed his school-boy days in Mercersburg, became a lawyer, member of legislature and of Congress, Minister to Russia, member of the United States Senate, Secretary of State, Minister to Great Britian and fifteenth President of the United States. His personal integrity and honorable career are worthy the emulation of all true Americans.
 
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 series list.
 
Location. 39° 52.005′ N, 77° 56.75′ W. Marker is in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Stony Batter Road / State Forest Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the entrance to 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. James Buchanan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President James Buchanan
Stony Batter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Stony Batter Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Stony Batter       Birthplace of a President (approx. half a mile away); James Buchanan       The Early Years (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of James Buchanan (approx. half a mile away); A Quest for Honor (approx. half a mile 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 Cove Gap.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of James Buchanan. White House website. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
Stony Batter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Stony Batter Marker
Buchanan Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
4. Buchanan Memorial
This 31 foot tall pyramid of native stones marks the birthplace of James Buchanan. It is located about ½ mile north of the marker.
Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
5. Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park
The Stony Batter marker is located at the entrance to Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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