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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Peters Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Peters Township, Pennsylvania
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| “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|
| This monument marks the birthplace of James Buchanan, fifteenth President of the United States Born 23 April 1791 Died 1 June 1868 — — Map (db m58641) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
| “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|
| “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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
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|
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
Reportedly, . . . — — Map (db m163719) HM|
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|
|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
The mine was capable of loading
over 20,000 car loads of coal each
This shaft . . . — — Map (db m163715) HM|
|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|