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It was founded in the 18th Century, and was originally called "Black Town."
Today, Mercersburg is known for its many historic buildings, quaint downtown area and shops, and education.
People Born in Mercersburg
Mercersburg in People's Lives
James Buchanan: My family moved here when I was five years old, in 1796. My father built a two-story brick house here, which we lived in. That house still exists today, now a hotel named in my honor. I attended Mercersburg Academy here as a boy and proved to be a good student. In 1807, at the age of 16, I moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to attend Dickinson College.