Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Gettysburg , Pennsylvania
Borough
The 1906 Beaux-Arts architecture (left) on the borough's Lincoln Square[1] was the First National Bank building used as a WWII spotter post for aircraft[2] and became the Adams County National Bank after the 1962 merger with the Littlestown State Bank and Trust Company.
The 1906 Beaux-Arts architecture (left) on the borough's Lincoln Square[1] was the First National Bank building used as a WWII spotter post for aircraft[2] and became the Adams County National Bank after the 1962 merger with the Littlestown State Bank and Trust Company.
Official logo of Gettysburg , Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Location in Adams County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Adams County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Gettysburg is located in Pennsylvania
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
Gettysburg is located in the US
Gettysburg
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Gettysburg (the US)
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[3]
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Settled 1780
Incorporated 1806
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Theodore Streeter[4]
Area[5]
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,620
 • 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)
ZIP code 17325
Area code(s) 717 Exchanges: 334,337,338,339.
FIPS code 42-28960
Website www.gettysburg-pa.gov

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "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 
  2. Gettysburg Times - Google News Archive Search
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. http://www.eveningsun.com/story/news/2016/06/13/gettysburg-appoints-new-mayor/85840142/
  5. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 11, 2017.