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

Dr. Hugh Mercer

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. Dr. Hugh Mercer Marker
Inscription.  
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 AmericansScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 48.119′ N, 77° 50.805′ W. Marker is near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Buchanan Trail W (Pennsylvania Route 16) east of Anderson Road, on the right when traveling east. 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. To Irwinton Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Steel's Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Davis (approx. 3.1 miles away); James Buchanan (approx. 3.2 miles away); Marshall College (approx. 3.3 miles
Dr. Hugh Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Dr. Hugh Mercer Marker
away); Reformed Theological Seminary (approx. 3.3 miles away); The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (approx. 3.4 miles away); Zion Union Cemetery (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Hugh Mercer. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Dr. Hugh Mercer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Dr. Hugh Mercer Marker
 
 
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 332 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.
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