Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°49′42″N 77°13′56″W / 39.82833°N 77.23222°W / 39.82833; -77.23222Coordinates: 39°49′42″N 77°13′56″W / 39.82833°N 77.23222°W / 39.82833; -77.23222
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Settled 1780
Incorporated 1806
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor William Troxell
Area
 • Total 4.3 sq mi (11 km2)
 • Land 4.2 sq mi (11 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,490
 • Density 4,562.3/sq mi (1,761.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17325
Area code(s) 717

Gettysburg is a borough in and the county seat of Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. There were about 7,490 people at the 2000 United States census (counting of the people).

It is known mostly because it is near to where the Battle of Gettysburg was held. Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address at Gettysburg. It is seen as one of the most historic sites in American history. Dwight Eisenhower lived at Gettysburg in his later years.

However, it is also known for the Lutheran Theological Seminary, founded in 1826, Gettysburg College (originally Pennsylvania College), which began operating in 1832, and Harrisburg Area Community College.

Many roads come from Gettysburg. It is at the junction of U.S. Route 15, U.S. Route 30 (the Lincoln Highway). Today it is a 2½ hour drive from Philadelphia. It is also a 3½ hour drive from Pittsburgh by the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 15. Gettysburg Regional Airport, a small general aviation airport, is 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Gettysburg. Gettysburg has weather that changes from around 20 degrees Fahrenheit (−7 degrees Celsius) in the winter months to almost 100 °F (38 °C) in the summer.