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Cove Gap, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
A Quest for Honor Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
A Quest for Honor Marker
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — 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
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — 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 1868 — Map (db m58641) HM
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — 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
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — James Buchanan The 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
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — 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
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — 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
Pennsylvania (Franklin County), Cove Gap — Stony Batter Birthplace 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 m58655) HM

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