Near Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
To Irwinton Mills
In the limestone mansion house still standing, lived Archibald Irwin and Jean McDowell, his wife. To them were born two daughters. Jane, the elder, became the wife of William Henry Harrison, Jr., and was mistress of the White House during the brief presidency of the father, General Harrison, in 1841. Elizabeth married John Scott Harrison and became the mother of Benjamin Harrison, twenty-third President of the United States.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 39° 48.104′ N, 77° 50.848′ W. Marker is near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Buchanan Trail W (Pennsylvania Route 16) and Anderson Road, on the right when traveling east on Buchanan Trail W. 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. Dr. Hugh Mercer (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Steel's Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 3 miles away); James Buchanan Marshall College (approx. 3.3 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary (approx. 3.3 miles away); The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (approx. 3.3 miles away); Zion Union Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.