Mercersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In commemoration of William Findlay. Born in Mercersburg June 20, 1768; member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives five sessions, 1797-1807; State Treasurer for eleven years; Governor of the Commonwealth 1817-1820; United States Senator from Pennsylvania for six years, and treasurer of the Philadelphia Mint, 1827-1841. The most distinguished son of an eminent family in old Mercersburg.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1750.
Location. 39° 49.812′ N, 77° 54.239′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 16) and N. Park Avenue, on the left when traveling north on N. Main Street. 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. A different marker also named William Findlay (a few steps from this marker); Stuart's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Steiger House at Mercersburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President Buchanan’s HomeLane House (about 600 feet away); Buchanan House (about 600 feet away); Citizens Seized (about 700 feet away); Col. Murphy's Hotel (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.