Montgomery Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. Hugh Mercer
A physician and surgeon, practiced in the Conococheague settlement 1750 – 1755, and lived in this locality during that time. A personal friend of Washington, a general in the Revolutionary Army, he received his death wounds at the Battle of Princeton January 1777. A brave soldier, a skilled physician and a loyal American.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Science & Medicine • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
Location. 39° 48.119′ N, 77° 50.805′ W. Marker is in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Buchanan Trail West (Pennsylvania Route 16) east of Anderson Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8020 Buchanan Trail W, 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. To Irwinton Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Steel's Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Welsh Settlement (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lower West Conococheague Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 3.1 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 3.2 miles away); Marshall College (approx. 3.3 miles away); Reformed Theological Seminary (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery Township.
Also see . . . Biography of Hugh Mercer. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
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 383 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.