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

Buchanan House

 
 
Buchanan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Buchanan House Marker
Inscription.  James Buchanan, lawyer, statesman, diplomat, 15th President of the U.S., born in Stony Batter, lived here 1796-1807. Sgt. Patrick Gass, carpenter for winter quarters on the Lewis & Clark expedition, 1803-06, worked here as an apprentice, 1794-95.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 39° 49.714′ N, 77° 54.23′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on N. Main Street near Seminary Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 N 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. Lane House (here, next to this marker); President Buchanan’s Home (a few steps from this marker); Citizens Seized
Buchanan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Buchanan House Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Captain Robert Parker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lot 32 (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Murphy's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Irwin House (within shouting distance of this marker); John Darby, Lot 14, 1786 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Also see . . .  James Buchanan at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
Buchanan House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Buchanan House
Second Buchanan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
4. Second Buchanan House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Aug. 17, 2022