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

President Buchananís Home

 
 
President Buchananís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. President Buchananís Home Marker
Inscription.  
1796 – 1829

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan series list.
 
Location. 39° 49.719′ N, 77° 54.225′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on N. Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 16) north of E Seminary Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 North Main Street, 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. Buchanan House (a few steps from this marker); Lane House (a few steps from this marker); Citizens Seized (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Murphy's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); John Darby, Lot 14, 1786 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ambush at Mercersburg (within shouting distance of this marker); James Buchanan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Archibald Irwin House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Also see . . .
President Buchananís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. President Buchananís Home Marker
Today the former home of President Buchanan serves as a hotel and restaurant.

1. Biography of James Buchanan. White House website. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. History of the James Buchanan Hotel, Pub & Restaurant. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
President Buchananís Home in Mercersburg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. President Buchananís Home in Mercersburg
The marker can be seen to the left of the doorway of the Buchanan House.
Birthplace of James Buchanan image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
4. Birthplace of James Buchanan
James Buchanan was born a few miles to the north in Cove Gap. He moved to the house in Mercersburg when he was six years old. This pyramid marks the location of his birthplace.
 
 
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 395 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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