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

Lane House

 
 
Lane House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Lane House Marker
Inscription.  Built by Thomas Lane. Was later occupied by the family of Elliott Lane, a brother. Here, Harriet Lane, niece of James Buchanan, and mistress of the White House during his Presidency, was born.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 39° 49.715′ N, 77° 54.234′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on N. Main Street near Seminary Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 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. Buchanan House (here, next to this marker); President Buchanan’s Home (a few steps from this marker); Citizens Seized (a few steps from this marker); Captain Robert Parker House
Lane House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Lane House Marker
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(a few steps from 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 . . .  Lane House - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional keywords. First Ladies of the United States, FLOTUS
 
Lane House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Lane House
Harriet Lane Johnston,<br>White House Hostess for President Buchanan image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Harriet Lane Johnston,
White House Hostess for President Buchanan
Engraving by J.C. Buttre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,465 times since then and 47 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 December 24, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Aug. 8, 2022