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Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan Historical Markers

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By William Fischer, Jr.
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1 Arkansas, Benton County, Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . Map (db m92389) HM WM
2 Colorado, Sedgwick County, Julesburg — Colorado's Northeast Corner
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— The Organic Act creating the Territory of Colorado was signed by President Buchanan on February 26, 1861. The act carved from the territories of Kansas, Nebraska, Utah and . . . Map (db m119436) HM
3 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Columbia Heights — A Gathering Place for WashingtoniansMeridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Since Meridian Hill Park opened in 1936, Washingtonians from the diverse neighborhoods surrounding the park have gathered here for performances, community events, and political protest. When tens of thousands of people flocked to Washington, . . . Map (db m156670) HM
4 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Columbia Heights — Buchanan
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5 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Columbia Heights — James BuchananDiplomat, Statesman, and Fifteenth President of the United States — Meridian Hill Park, National Historic Landmark —
Buchanan was our only bachelor president and relied upon his orphaned niece, Harriet Lane, to act as his First Lady during his years in the White House (1857 to 1861). In her estate, Harriet Lane Johnson made a bequest to fund a memorial to her . . . Map (db m156671) HM
6 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Columbia Heights — Park DesignersMeridan Hill Park, National Historic Landmark — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Noted landscape architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee, who worked in the Office of Public Buildings and Grounds, designed Meridian Hill Park under the guidance of the Commission of Fine Arts. By 1914, Burnap had completed his basic design: a . . . Map (db m63952) HM
7 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Georgetown — The ColonialErected 1820 · Restored 1953
Long a Georgetown landmark, this building was occupied from 1826 by Miss Lydia English's Georgetown Female Seminary, whose patrons and frequent visitors included Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, Andrew Johnson, . . . Map (db m97727) HM
8 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Mount Vernon Square — 1 — Words and DeedsMidcity at the Crossroads — Shaw Heritage Trail —
Wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated funds to build the Beaux Arts-style building you see across the street to your left, the city’s first public library. The Central Library opened in 1903 with 12,412 books by its predecessor, the . . . Map (db m152394) HM
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9 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Penn Quarter — The New WillardErected 1901
Site of Joshua Tennison's Hotel 1818. John Strother 1821. Basil Williamson 1824. Frederick Barnard 1828. Proprietor of Mansion Hotel, Azariah Fuller American House 1833. City Hotel 1843. Willard's Hotel 1847-1901. Distinguished Guests . . . Map (db m6618) HM
10 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Woodley Park — Redwood
The Woodley Park neighborhood that is now home to several thousand residents as well as the National Zoo was once sparsely settled countryside. The farmhouse shown here, known as Redwood, was built around 1819 on a hill that rose 40 feet above . . . Map (db m67828) HM
11 District of Columbia, Washington, Northwest Washington, Woodley Park — Woodley Estate
The neighborhood of Woodley Park owes its name to the Woodley estate of Philip Barto Key (1767-1815). Key, uncle of Francis Scott Key, who wrote “Star Spangled Banner”, was an officer on the British side during the Revolutionary War. . . . Map (db m87469) HM
12 Georgia, Haralson County, Buchanan — 071-1 — Haralson County
This County, created by Act of the Legislature Jan. 26, 1856, is named for Gen. Hugh A. Haralson, Member of Congress and Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs during the Mexican War. The County Site is named for James Buchanan, last . . . Map (db m11177) HM
13 Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta — 121-36 — Summerville Cemetery
In this cemetery are buried the following eminent Georgians: JOHN MILLEDGE (1757-1818), Revolutionary officer, Congressman, Governor (1802-1806). He gave the land on which the University of Georgia is built. GEORGE WALKER CRAWFORD . . . Map (db m14871) HM
14 Georgia, Warren County, Jewells Mill — 149-4 — Shoals on the Ogeechee
First called Lexington, Shoals was the site of what was probably the first woolen mill and iron foundry in Georgia. In 1794, Col. William Bird, Revolutionary soldier from Pennsylvania, and Benjamin A. Hamp bought several thousand acres of land . . . Map (db m37372) HM
15 Illinois, Hancock County, Carthage — Historic Carthage JailLooking for Lincoln
Alexander Sympson knew Lincoln when they were small boys in Kentucky. Like Lincoln, he moved to Illinois in the 1830's, and arrived in Carthage in early 1844, just as contention with the Mormons was peaking. In 1858 Sympson was the most . . . Map (db m57869) HM
16 Illinois, Sangamon County, Springfield — Curran's Jewelry ShopLooking for Lincoln
The Gregarious General Isaac B. Curran was a prominent citizen in Lincoln's Springfield. His store here on the south side of the square was a popular gathering place for Lincoln's political opponents. Curran arrived as a young silversmith from . . . Map (db m180409) HM
17 Indiana, Wabash County, Wabash — Quarters of Lewis CassGovernor of Michigan
Born in New Hampshire and a veteran of the War of 1812, Governor Cass was a skilled maker of treaties. In 1831 President Andrew Jackson appointed Governor Cass Secretary of War. He later served as Minister to France. In the mid 1840's, . . . Map (db m76578) HM
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18 Kansas, Douglas County, Kanwaka — 40 — LecomptonCapital of Kansas Territory
In 1855 the new town of Lecompton was named the capital of Kansas Territory. President James Buchanan appointed a governor and officials to establish government offices in Lecompton, and construction began on an elegant capitol building. In the . . . Map (db m50755) HM
19 Kansas, Shawnee County, Tecumseh — LecomptonCapital of Kansas Territory
In 1855, the new town of Lecompton was named the capital of Kansas Territory. President James Buchanan appointed a governor and officials to establish government offices in Lecompton, and construction began on an elegant capitol building. In the . . . Map (db m88763) HM
20 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 552 — Joseph Holt
Six miles north are birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-1896. He was commissioner of patents, postmaster general, and secretary of war in President Buchanan's administration, 1857-1861. Lincoln named him judge advocate general of the Union . . . Map (db m160290) HM
21 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — 552 — Joseph Holt
This is birthplace and grave of Joseph Holt, 1807-96. He served as Commissioner of Patents, Postmaster General, and Sec. of War in Pres. Buchanan's Administration. 1857-61. Lincoln named him Judge Advocate General of the Union army in 1862. Holt . . . Map (db m160293) HM
22 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — Joseph Holt and Abraham Lincoln
Breckinridge County native Joseph Holt played an important role in keeping Kentucky in the Union during the Civil War. He also prosecuted the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Born on January 6, 1807, Holt attended Centre College in Danville, . . . Map (db m160297) HM
23 Kentucky, Breckinridge County, Hardinsburg — Joseph Holt, Father of the Judge Advocates
The second-son of a wealthy Breckinridge County family, Joseph Holt inherited 10,000 acres of lush farmland here along the Ohio River. Though he was away for many years, this place was always home. Influential and Powerful Joseph Holt . . . Map (db m160296) HM
24 Kentucky, Hardin County, West Point — 1763 — Young's Inn
This famous stagecoach stop on the old Louisville & Nashville Turnpike was built ca. 1797 by James Young, founder of West Point, Ky. At this inn John James Audubon wrote about seeing large flocks of passenger pigeons. Jenny Lind stopped here briefly . . . Map (db m122121) HM
25 Kentucky, Union County, Sturgis — 211 — U. S. Treasurer
Samuel Casey, 1788-1859, Treasurer of the United States, 1853-59, under Presidents Pierce and Buchanan. He resided 1811-1859 in Caseyville, three miles west. Elected clerk of Circuit and County Courts; later, 1830-32, member of the State Senate.Map (db m123922) HM
26 Louisiana, Lafourche Parish, Labadieville — Naquin SettlementEstablished Sept. 10, 1785
Land grant by France to Joseph Jacques Naquin. American patent by order of President James Buchanaan. Recorded 7th June 1858. 6th and 7th generation Naquins on land.Map (db m92133) HM
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27 Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish, Slidell — John Slidell
John Slidell was an American politician and diplomat. Born in New York City in 1793, he later moved to New Orleans, where he practiced law from 1819 to 1835. He married Mathilde Deslonde, a member of a respected family. A member of the state House . . . Map (db m103417) HM
28 Maine, Kennebec County, Augusta — 6 — Majestic House / Une demeure majestueuseAugusta, Maine — The Museum in the Streets® — Reported missing
Constructed facing the Kennebec River in 1799 by Arthur Lithgow, this majestic Federal style dwelling in 1807 became home to Reuel Williams, one of Augusta's most prominent nineteenth century citizen. The 14-room house featured an . . . Map (db m110889) HM
29 Maryland, Cecil County, Elkton — Creswell Hall
The home of John A. J. Creswell who nominated James Buchanan for President in 1856 and turned Republican in 1861. He was successively Assistant-Adjutant General of Maryland, member of the House of Representatives, Senator and Postmaster by . . . Map (db m145436) HM
30 Maryland, Frederick County, Frederick — The Dred Scott Decision Reported missing
At the dedication of the Roger Brooke Taney Bust in Frederick on September 26, 1931, Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes concluded that “it is unfortunate that the estimate of Chief Justice Taney’s judicial labors should have been so largely . . . Map (db m103772) HM
31 Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown — 1830-1850Western Expansion and Era of Reform
1838 Hagerstown appoints Richard Sheaby and Allen Barber as police constables. Two additional posts are filled in 1842. 1841 The Franklin Railroad begins service between Hagerstown and Harrisburg. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad . . . Map (db m146001) HM
32 Massachusetts, Hampden County, Springfield — Union House / Chandler Hotel / Edisonia Theater — Stop 5 • Springfield Experience Walk —
Union House / Chandler Hotel The Union House opened as a hotel in 1846. Two Presidents slept here, including James K. Polk, the 11th President, who stayed during a trip through the Northeastern part of the country. He was joined by his . . . Map (db m136695) HM
33 Michigan, Kalamazoo County, Kalamazoo, Vine — S569 — Epaphroditus Ransom
The only resident of Kalamazoo to be elected governor of Michigan during its first 150 years, Epaphroditus Ransom lived and farmed on this site. Born in Massachusetts in 1796, Ransom came to Michigan in 1834. An attorney, he soon became the area’s . . . Map (db m74527) HM
34 Minnesota, Lake County, Knife River — Buchanan
This town site, named after President Buchanan, was laid out in October 1856. From September 1857 until May 1859 the place though little less than wilderness, was the seat of the U.S. Land Office for the Northeastern District of Minnesota. After the . . . Map (db m43806) HM
35 New York, Monroe County, Clarkson — Home of Simeon B. Jewett
Home of Simeon B. Jewett 1801-1869 Political leader, jurist, partner of Henry R. Selden, U.S. Marshal, Northern N.Y. under President Buchanan.Map (db m65368) HM
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36 North Carolina, Martin County, Williamston — Asa Biggs HouseHome to a Politician & Jurist
Asa Biggs (1811-1878), a prominent North Carolina politician and jurist, and his wife, Martha, built this Federal and Greek Revival—style house and lived here from 1835 to 1862. Biggs practiced law from his office just across Smithwick Street. . . . Map (db m152853) HM
37 Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Central Business District — The Burnet House
When it opened May 30, 1850, the 340-room hotel located on this site was considered one of the finest hotels in the world. Abraham Lincoln stayed here on September 17-18, 1859, while campaigning for the Ohio Republican Party. Lincoln also stayed at . . . Map (db m98117) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Downtown — On This SiteProtest Against Removing War Munitions
A mass meeting was held December 27th, 1860 to protest against removing war munitions from the Allegheny Arsenal to the south. The order was countermanded by President James Buchanan.Map (db m202805) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Bedford Springs
Medicinal values of these springs discovered about 1796. It soon became a leading resort visited by numerous notables. James Buchanan used the Springs as his summer White House while President.Map (db m202853) HM
40 Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Clarion — Historical Sites in Clarion CountyWelcome to the Clarion County Historical Society's Museum & Library
The Sutton-Ditz Museum & Fulton Library is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. Tour the museum to discover the treasured artifacts and exhibits of the rich history and culture of Clarion County. Research history and genealogy . . . Map (db m203977) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — Dickinson’s Historic Triangle
These three buildings are the three oldest structures on campus. Together they form Dickinson’s Historic Triangle. West College, “Old West”, to your left West College was designed in 1803 by Benjamin Latrobe, the architect . . . Map (db m152465) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Carlisle — West College: A National Historic LandmarkWalking Tour Stop 16
West College – known affectionately as Old West – traces its roots to February 1803, when the college’s main building burned to the ground after four years of costly construction. In a bind, the college trustees appealed for help. . . . Map (db m35322) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Chambersburg — Franklin County
Formed on September 9, 1784 from Cumberland County and named for Benjamin Franklin. Site of Falling Spring, noted limestone trout stream. Birthplace of James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States. Chambersburg, county seat, was laid out 1764.Map (db m2142) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Cove Gap, 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
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45 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Cove Gap, 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
46 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Cove Gap, 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
47 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Cove Gap, 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 . . . Map (db m58657) HM
48 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Cove Gap, 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
49 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg — Buchanan House
James Buchanan, lawyer, statesman, diplomat, 15th President of the U.S., born in Stony Batter, lived here 1796-1807. Sgt. Patrick Gass, carpenter for winter quarters on the Lewis & Clark expedition, 1803-06, worked here as an apprentice, 1794-95.Map (db m8016) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg — Col. Murphy's Hotel
Built c. 1798 and used as a dormitory of Marshall College, the "Old Mansion House" was acquired by Col. Murphy in 1845 who managed it as a prominent hotel until 1864. It was rumored to be a station on the underground railroad. Soon to be . . . Map (db m8041) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg — James Buchanan15th President of the United States 1857 - 1861
James Buchanan, a Representative and a Senator from Pennsylvania and the 15th President of the United States; born at Cove Gap, near Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa., April 23, 1791; moved to Mercersburg, Pa. with his parents in 1796; was privately . . . Map (db m202788) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg — Lane House
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.Map (db m8018) HM
53 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg — President Buchanan’s Home
1796 – 1829Map (db m58690) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg, Montgomery Township — James BuchananBorn April 23, 1791
Passed his schoolboy days in Mercersburg, became a lawyer, member of the legislature and of Congress, Minister to Russia, member of the United States Senate, Secretary of State, Minister to Great Britian and fifteenth President of the United States. . . . Map (db m202030) HM
55 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg, Peters Township — James Buchanan
President 1857 – 1861. Was born April 23, 1791, a half-mile from here. The cabin itself was moved to Mercersburg, 1850, and in 1925 to Chambersburg. In 1953, it was removed to The Mercersburg Academy campus where it may be seen.Map (db m202801) HM
56 Pennsylvania, Franklin County, Mercersburg, 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
57 Pennsylvania, Fulton County, McConnellsburg — Traveling the Lincoln HighwayLincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Carved out of a remote wilderness, McConnellsburg served the flood of travelers heading west in the late 18th century. Taverns, like the Fulton House, sprang up all along the packhorse trail from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Whether by . . . Map (db m167242) HM
58 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — First Presbyterian ChurchAmerican Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Congregation traces its origin to 1742. The first regular pastor was Rev. John D. Woodhull, Revolutionary patriot. First building completed here in 1770; present edifice dedicated 1851. James Buchanan, 15th President of the U.S., was a member.Map (db m122389) HM
59 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Frank E. and Eva L. ManningAlumni Green
In 1853 James Buchanan, president of the Board of Trustees and later the fifteenth president of the United States, chose this as the site of the newly merged Franklin & Marshall College. The College Building, which became known as Old Main in the . . . Map (db m157472) HM
60 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Franklin & Marshall CollegeLancaster City
Franklin College, established in Lancaster in 1787, is the thirteenth oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The college's founders included four signers of the Declaration of Independence, four members of the Constitutional . . . Map (db m161172) HM
61 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — James Buchanan
Lawyer, statesman, diplomat, and fifteenth President of United States, lies buried in this cemetery, about 350 yards southeast. His home, Wheatland, located on Marietta Avenue, is marked with a bronze tablet.Map (db m5117) HM
62 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — James Buchanan
President of the United States 1857 – 1861 Given in memory by Dulon F. BuchmillerMap (db m54356) HM
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63 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — James Buchanan
Fifteenth President of the United States, lies buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery located five blocks to the south on Queen Street.Map (db m84451) HM
64 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Lancaster's Historic DiversityLancaster City
At the root of Lancaster City's history, one major element is consistent...diversity. In the mid 1700s, the first citizens were from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds — German, Scots-Irish, and English. ❖ German . . . Map (db m136450) HM
65 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Penn SquareLancaster City
Since its establishment in 1730, Lancaster City has been a bustling, vibrant community with a rich history. Founded by James Hamilton, an English businessman, the city was designed to be the county seat, with a Courthouse placed in the center of . . . Map (db m5201) HM
66 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Robert Coleman1749 - 1825
Associate Judge of Lancaster County Member of Legislature Delegate to State Convention which Ratified the Constitution of the United States Ironmaster of Lancaster County Warden and Vestryman of St. James Church Father of Ann - Buried . . . Map (db m5210) HM
67 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster — Union Fire Company No 1
Operated 1742 to 1760 by borough fathers. Organized 14 August 1760 by leading citizens as Lancaster's first independent volunteer fire company. Active members included George Ross, Jasper Yeates, William Henry, Robert Fulton Sr, and James . . . Map (db m225744) HM
68 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, Lancaster Township — James Buchanan Home
James Buchanan Home has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . Map (db m54353) HM
69 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, Lancaster Township — The Front (North Façade) of WheatlandStop 2 | Audio Tour at
Wheatland was built in 1828 for William Jenkins and his family. James Buchanan bought the home in 1848, and ran his 1856 presidential compaign from the mansion. He gave political speeches from this porch.Map (db m212983) HM
70 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, Lancaster Township — Wheatland
Home of President James Buchanan from 1849 to his death is a few blocks away. Statesman and diplomat, as Member of Congress, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Minister to England. Elected President in 1856.Map (db m180407) HM
71 Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster, Manheim Township — Wheatland
The home of James Buchanan, statesman, diplomat and the fifteenth President of the United States (1857-61), is located on Marietta Avenue, seven blocks south. Buchanan maintained Wheatland as his home from 1848 until he died there on June 1, 1868.Map (db m157225) HM
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72 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Torresdale — Glen Foerd on the DelawareCity of Philadelphia, Neighborhood of Torresdale — The King's Highway Foundation —
This historic mansion and estate was built as a summer home circa 1850 in the Italianate style by Charles Macalester, Jr., a prosperous businessman and banker. He held close personal relations with Presidents Jackson, Van Buren, Polk, Pierce, . . . Map (db m194951) HM
73 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Washington Square West — First Republican National Convention
In the Musical Fund Hall here in June 1856, John C. Frémont was nominated for President of the U.S. He lost the election to James Buchanan. Formed in 1854, the Republican Party opposed the extension of slavery; Lincoln was its first nominee elected . . . Map (db m81986) HM
74 Pennsylvania, Venango County, Franklin — Brigadier General Alfred B. McCalmont(1825 - 1874)
Brig. Gen. McCalmont was a Franklin attorney whose law office was at this location. He was the Assistant Attorney General under President James Buchanan, serving from 1858 through 1861. In 1862, as a Captain in the Union Army, he . . . Map (db m138137) HM
75 South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston — Star of the West
Morris Island, across the water directly in front of you, was the scene of the Civil War's first hostile cannon fire, preceding even the bombardment of Fort Sumter. By January 1861, Union troops occupying For Sumter were surrounded by Southern . . . Map (db m30724) HM
76 Tennessee, Fayette County, LaGrange — Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens House
This house was the birthplace of Lucy P. Holcombe Pickens (June 11, 1832 - Aug. 8, 1899), a noted beauty of ante-bellum days and the most famous person born in La Grange. Mrs. Pickens is the only woman whose likeness has appeared on American . . . Map (db m37276) HM
77 Tennessee, Giles County, Pulaski — Aaron V. Brown(1795-1859)
Tennessee State Senator 1821 - 1825 Tennessee State Representative 1831 - 1833 U.S. Congressman 1839 - 1845 Governor of Tennessee 1845 - 1847 Postmaster General of the United States 1857 - 1859 Born in Brunswick County, Virginia August . . . Map (db m151140) HM
78 Texas, Hutchinson County, Borger — 17949 — Beale Road
Edward Fitzgerald “Ned” Beale was a significant figure in 19th century America. In his long career, he was a naval officer, military general, explorer, diplomat, rancher and frontiersman. He fought in the U.S. - Mexico War, emerging as a . . . Map (db m93344) HM
79 Texas, Nueces County, Corpus Christi — 780 — Centennial House
Forbes Britton (1812-1861), a Virginian and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, came to Corpus Christi as an army captain in Mexican War, 1846. He returned as a civilian, and with his wife Rebecca (Millard) had this classical revival house . . . Map (db m118375) HM
80 Utah, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, Capitol Hill — Thomas L. Kane
[panel 1] Following the days of their severest persecutions in the winter of 1846-7, when the Mormon pioneers, driven from their beloved city of Nauvoo, Illinois, by mob violence, were scattered across the frozen plains of Iowa, there came . . . Map (db m167225) HM
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81 Virginia, Buchanan County, Conaway — Z-288 — Buchanan County / Kentucky
Buchanan County. Formed in 1858 from Tazewell and Russell and named for James Buchanan, President of the United States, 1857–1861. Kentucky. The first permanent settlement was made at Harrodsburg in 1774. Kentucky County was . . . Map (db m89744) HM
82 Virginia, Buchanan County, Honaker — Z-93 — Buchanan County / Russell CountyArea 514 Square Miles / Area 496 Square Miles
Buchanan County. Area 514 square miles. Formed in 1858 from Tazewell and Russell, and named for James Buchanan, President of the United States, 1857–1861. Russell County. Area 496 square miles. Formed in . . . Map (db m104942) HM
83 Virginia, Loudoun County, Sterling — Sterling Station
By 1967, when the photograph below was taken, Sterling had grown from a railroad stop known as Guilford to a large residential development. Beginning in 1860, the station served local farmers. Trains carried grain, produce, and dairy products to . . . Map (db m20146) HM
84 Virginia, Washington County, Abingdon — K-52 — Sinking Spring Cemetery
In 1773, the Rev. Charles Cummings became the first minister of the Sinking Spring Presbyterian congregation, among the earliest in Southwest Virginia, and the first meetinghouse was soon constructed here of logs. The earliest marked grave in . . . Map (db m104672) HM
85 West Virginia, Gilmer County, Glenville — Samuel Lewis Hays
Built this home in 1837 on a 1000-acre tract, and laid out the town of Glenville in 1845. As a member of the Virginia Assembly, he urged the building of the Parkersburg-Staunton Turnpike. As a Congressman, in 1842, Hays appointed Thomas Jonathan . . . Map (db m17557) HM
86 West Virginia, Greenbrier County, White Sulphur Springs — President's Cottage
Built in 1834-1835 by Stephen Henderson First Summer White House Occupied by Martin Van Buren John Tyler Millard Fillmore Franklin Pierce James BuchananMap (db m85210) HM
87 Wisconsin, Polk County, Clear Lake — 569 — Bounty Land Warrant
On the night of September 13-14, 1814, an artillery soldier named Francis Scott Key watched as the British attacked Fort McHenry. With bombs bursting mid-air, and in dawn’s early light, the American flag remained. Key was so inspired by the sight, . . . Map (db m185571) HM
88 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Farson — Simpson's Hollow
One of only three significant engagements of the Utah War, the incident at Simpson's Hollow played a key role in the conflict. The Utah War (1857-1858) was the result of a lack of communication between the U.S. Government and the Utah Territory . . . Map (db m67038) HM
89 Wyoming, Sweetwater County, Farson — The Utah War
A Legacy of Distrust In 1857, the Buchanan Administration faced a series of national challenges. Civil war loomed on the horizon, the New York stock market was in trouble, Federal troops were sent to quash unrest in Kansas and Washington . . . Map (db m67041) HM
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May. 27, 2024