|Gettysburg , Pennsylvania|
Location in Adams County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Type||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Theodore Streeter|
|• Total||1.67 sq mi (4.32 km2)|
|• Land||1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||558 ft (170 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||7,700|
|• Density||4,635.76/sq mi (1,789.52/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||717 Exchanges: 334,337,338,339.|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Gettysburg Borough". LivingPlaces.com. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
the Reuning House built as the Academy Building at 66 West High Street. It was built in 1813–15 for the Gettysburg Academy, but its architecture displays characteristics of the vernacular residential style … Adams County National Bank which was constructed in 1906. The structure is an excellent example of Beaux Arts Classicism
- Gettysburg Times - Google News Archive Search
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 11, 2017.
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