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

Birthplace of James Buchanan

 
 
Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker
Inscription.
This monument marks the birthplace of James Buchanan, fifteenth President of the United States
Born 23 April 1791 † † Died 1 June 1868
 
Location. 39° 52.276′ N, 77° 57.218′ W. Marker is in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Stony Batter Road / State Forest Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Buchananís Birthplace State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Quest for Honor (a few steps from this marker); James Buchanan † † † The Early Years (a few steps from this marker); Stony Batter † † † Birthplace of a President (a few steps from this marker); President James Buchanan (within shouting distance of this marker); Stony Batter (approx. half a mile away); James Buchanan (approx. 0.6 miles away); Black Boys Rebellion (approx. 3.4 miles away); Big Spring Graveyard (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cove Gap.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of James Buchanan. White House website. (Submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker
James Buchanan's Birthplace Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. James Buchanan's Birthplace Monument
James Buchanan Pyramid image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, Birthplace
4. James Buchanan Pyramid
The pyramid that marks Buchanan's birthplace is 38 feet square, 31 feet high and weighs 300 tons.
Buchananís Birthplace State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
5. Buchananís Birthplace State Park
The Birthplace of James Buchanan Monument is located in Buchananís Birthplace State Park.
Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
6. Birthplace of James Buchanan Marker
The cabin where James Buchanan was born in 1791 today stands on the campus of nearby Mercerburg Academy.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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