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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Peters Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Franklin County, PA (182) Adams County, PA (1337) Cumberland County, PA (352) Fulton County, PA (22) Huntingdon County, PA (42) Juniata County, PA (15) Perry County, PA (45) Frederick County, MD (471) Washington County, MD (833)  FranklinCounty(182) Franklin County (182)  AdamsCounty(1337) Adams County (1337)  CumberlandCounty(352) Cumberland County (352)  FultonCounty(22) Fulton County (22)  HuntingdonCounty(42) Huntingdon County (42)  JuniataCounty(15) Juniata County (15)  PerryCounty(45) Perry County (45)  FrederickCountyMaryland(471) Frederick County (471)  WashingtonCounty(833) Washington County (833)
Location of Peters Township, Pennsylvania
    Franklin County (182)
    Adams County (1337)
    Cumberland County (352)
    Fulton County (22)
    Huntingdon County (42)
    Juniata County (15)
    Perry County (45)
    Frederick County, Maryland (471)
    Washington County, Maryland (833)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — A Quest for Honor
To secure for the purpose of a site for a monument . . . an acre or more of ground at Stony Batter, near Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, the birth place of my uncle James Buchanan, and thereon to erect a suitable monument with proper . . . Map (db m58648) HM
2Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — Birthplace of James Buchanan
This monument marks the birthplace of James Buchanan, fifteenth President of the United States Born 23 April 1791     Died 1 June 1868Map (db m58641) HM
3Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — Black Boys Rebellion
This conflict began in 1765 on the site of the Widow Barr's house west of here, when British troops from Fort Loudon skirmished with a group of white settlers, wounding colonist James Brown. "The Black Boys," led by James Smith, opposed renewed . . . Map (db m83985) HM
4Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — Fort Loudon
Erected by Col. John Armstrong. In the winter of 1756, by the order of the Province of Pennsylvania, was situated a mile south-east of this spot. The fort was built for the protection of the frontiers against the Indians and took the place of the . . . Map (db m92220) HM
5Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — Fort McDowell
John McDowell's mill, stockaded in 1755 by local settlers. Used by Provincial authorities until building of Fort Loudon, 1756. Starting point of Col. Burd's road to the West, 1755.Map (db m8044) HM
6Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — James Buchanan
President 1857 – 1861. Was born April 23, 1791, a half-mile from here. The cabin itself was moved to Mercerburg, 1850, and in 1925 to Chambersburg. In 1953, it was removed to The Mercerburg Academy campus where it may be seen.Map (db m58635) HM
7Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — James BuchananThe Early Years
It is a rugged but romantic spot, and the mountain and mountain stream under the scenery captivating. I have warm attachments for it . . . ”James Buchanan on Stony Batter The Buchanans enjoyed living on the edge of the . . . Map (db m58653) HM
8Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — President James Buchanan
The incorruptible statesman whose walk was upon the mountain ranges of the law.”           Life long friend Jermiah S. Black U.S. Attorney General 1857-1860, U.S. Secretary of State 1860-1861 This park commemorates the . . . Map (db m58657) HM
9Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — Stony Batter
To Stony Batter the birthplace of James Buchanan ← James Buchanan ---------------------- Born April 23, 1791.Passed his school-boy days in Mercersburg, became a lawyer, member of legislature and of Congress, Minister to Russia, member of . . . Map (db m58659) HM
10Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — Stony BatterBirthplace of a President
Imagine stepping back in time to April 23, 1791. Packhorses and wagons were pulling into a bustling trading post owned by Scotch-Irish immigrant James Buchanan. There was probably a spring chill to the air. Perhaps the sun shone brightly overhead, . . . Map (db m166791) HM
11Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Peters Township — This Stone Marks the Site of the Fort at McDowell's Mill
Erected by John McDowell before 1754. It was used as a base of supplies and as a magazine until the erection of Fort Loudon in 1756. The military road from Pennsylvania, connecting with the Braddock Road at Turkey Foot, was built from this point in . . . Map (db m8045) HM
12Pennsylvania (Washington County), Peters Township — Closing a railroad - Creating a trail
In 1980 an underground lake had formed, filling the abandoned Montour #10 Mine. In August, 1980 word suddenly came from the adjacent Montour #4 Mine that the lake in Montour #10 had been accidentally breached, allowing millions of gallons . . . Map (db m163717) HM
13Pennsylvania (Washington County), Peters Township — Lotus Bridge
One of the shortest steel bridges built on the Montour Railroad, this 10 foot bridge was last used on Lotus Siding to span a small creek flowing under Cliff Mine Road and the railroad at trail mile 5.5 in Robinson Township. Reportedly, . . . Map (db m163719) HM
14Pennsylvania (Washington County), Peters Township — Milepost 32 - Signal Board
Mileposts measured distance from Montour Junction. Mile 0 was the switch connecting the Montour RR with the P&LE in Coraopolis. Milepost 32 was located approx. 200 yards west of this location. As the railroad completed . . . Map (db m163721) HM
15Pennsylvania (Washington County), Peters Township — Montour Mine No. 4
In 1953 a sloped shaft was dug into the hillside and a conveyor system brought coal out of the mine to a new tipple, loading directly into hopper cars. The mine was capable of loading over 20,000 car loads of coal each year. This shaft . . . Map (db m163715) HM
16Pennsylvania (Washington County), Peters Township — X1 Railroad Crane
The X1 crane was built in 1947 for the Montour Railroad Co. by the Ohio Locomotive Crane Co. X1 worked on the Montour for 36 years until being sold in 1983 when the railroad ceased operations. X1 restoration project made possible with . . . Map (db m163720) HM
 
Apr. 20, 2021