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Buchanan''s Birthplace State Park
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Buchanan's Birthplace State Park © boothy443 / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Peters Township, PA, USA
Buchanan's Birthplace State Park © boothy443 / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Peters Township, PA, USA
Buchanan's Birthplace State Park © Smallbones / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Pyramid marking the birthplace of President James Buchanan in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
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BUCHANAN''S BIRTHPLACE STATE PARK
BUCHANAN''S BIRTHPLACE STATE PARK
2831 West Stony Batter Road
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania   17236
(lat:39.8708 lon:-77.9535) map location

Phone: 717-485-3948
Buchanan's Birthplace State Park is an 18.5-acre park nestled in a gap of Tuscarora Mountain in Franklin County. The park and the surrounding forested mountains offer an abundance of beauty throughout the year.

In addition to the presidents memorial, there are Two picnic pavilions, Picnic tables, Restrooms and Drinking water.

Buck Run flows through the park and hosts a population of native trout. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws on approved trout waters apply to Buck Run.
History of the Area
Today, Cove Gap is a quiet and remote place, but on April 23, 1791, the day of James Buchanans birth, Cove Gap was on the western edge of civilization -- a place alive with the sights and sounds of a center of commerce. Although the surrounding Allegheny Mountains provided a formidable barrier to those seeking the way to the west, Cove Gap cut through two of the three parallel mountains, making the westward journey a little easier. During those days, anyone seeking a route west passed through this gap and the last mercantile store for many miles.


Location
Buchanan''s Birthplace State Park is located near Chambersburg, Greencastle and Hagerstown


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Directions
The park is between McConnellsburg and Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, near the village of Cove Gap along PA 16.

From U.S. 30 at Fort Loudon, take PA 75 south and follow signs to Cove Gap and the park.

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