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

James Buchanan

Born April 23, 1791

 
 
James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 39° 49.627′ N, 77° 53.786′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, 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 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 walking distance of this marker. Marshall College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ambush at Mercersburg (approx. 0.4
James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. James Buchanan Marker
The cabin in which James Buchanan was born can be seen behind the marker.
miles away); The Archibald Irwin House (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); a different marker also named James Buchanan (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
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Marker at Mercerburg Academy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Marker at Mercerburg Academy
James Buchanan's Cabin image. Click for full size.
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.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
5. Inside the Buchanan Cabin
Inside the Buchanan Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
6. Inside the Buchanan Cabin
James Buchanan Birthplace Monument image. Click for full size.
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 December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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