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

James Buchanan

Born April 23, 1791

 
 
James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. James Buchanan Marker
Inscription.  Passed his schoolboy days in Mercersburg, became a lawyer, member of the 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 by 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. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1799.
 
Location. 39° 49.627′ N, 77° 53.786′ W. Marker is in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Mercerburg Academy Road south of McFarland Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the campus of Mercerburg Academy, near the south end of Curran Track. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1967 Mercersburg Academy, 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. Marshall College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away);
James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. James Buchanan Marker
The cabin in which James Buchanan was born can be seen behind the marker.
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Ambush at Mercersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercersburg Borough (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Darby, Lot 14, 1786 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Irwin House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named James Buchanan (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
Marker at Mercerburg Academy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Marker at Mercerburg Academy
James Buchanan's Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
4. James Buchanan's Cabin
James Buchanan was born in this cabin on April 23, 1791. It was moved here in 1953.
Inside the Buchanan Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
5. Inside the Buchanan Cabin
Inside the Buchanan Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
6. Inside the Buchanan Cabin
James Buchanan Birthplace Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
7. James Buchanan Birthplace Monument
This stone pyramid marks the birthplace of James Buchanan in nearby Cove Gap, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 28, 2022