Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

borough and the county seat of Adams County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania

Gettysburg is a borough in and the county seat of Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. There were about 7,106 people at the 2020 United States census (counting of the people).

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Gettysburg National Military Park in April 2019
Flag of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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 is located in the United States
Coordinates: 39°49′42″N 77°13′56″W / 39.82833°N 77.23222°W / 39.82833; -77.23222[1]
CountryUnited States
Named forSamuel Gettys
 • Total1.66 sq mi (4.31 km2)
 • Land1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
560 ft (170 m)
 • Total7,106
 • Density4,280.72/sq mi (1,653.03/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-28960

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

  1. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  3. "QuickFacts: Gettysburg borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 12, 2024.