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

William Findlay

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. William Findlay Marker
Inscription.  Governor of Pennsylvania, 1817-20; born on this site, June 20, 1768. First candidate for governor nominated by convention. Advocate of State internal improvements; U.S. Senator 1821-27. Died, Nov. 12, 1846, at Harrisburg.
 
Erected 1950 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 49.82′ N, 77° 54.242′ W. Marker is in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main Street and N. Park Ave., on the right 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); President Buchanan’s Home
William Findlay Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. William Findlay Markers
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lane House (about 600 feet away); Buchanan House (about 600 feet away); Citizens Seized (about 700 feet away); Col. Murphy's Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Findlay - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. (Submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. William Findlay at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
William Findlay image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. William Findlay
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.
 
 
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 1,107 times since then and 21 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 North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on May 30, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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