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History & History-related items

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Historical Events

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Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Gettysburg is approximately 7,025 (1990), 7620 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,812 (1990), 2402 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gettysburg is 4.246 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.012 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gettysburg to Washington DC is 64 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 36 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gettysburg is positioned 39.83 degrees north of the equator and 77.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.


located in south-central Pennsylvania on the famous Mason-Dixon line, the historic border line drawn between 1763 and 1767.
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comfortable. All four seasons are represented here with typical weather for each. Here is a Gettysburg weather page
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History & History Related Items

Gettysburg Miniature Battlefield Diorama
610 Taneytown Rd.
Gettysburg, PA
Phone: 717-334-6408

Gettysburg history before 1863

Comprehensive history site for the Gettysburg area

The earliest settlers came to the Gettysburg area in the early 1700's, around 1730.

The Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln

The Battle of Gettysburg

Here is a good history page for Gettysburg with many links.
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Apple Blossom Festival

American Civil War Museum and Gift Center
297 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 334-6245<

American Stories Historic Walking Tours
American Stories Historic Walking Tours offers evening walking tours of the Gettysburg Historic District in the company of a costumed story teller.
Our tours include:
1)Memories of the Battle: the civilians' stories
2) Civil War Fact or Fiction: the interactive tour where you decide if these bizarre tales of 1863 are Fact or Fiction. Score cards and prizes provided.
3) Inspirational Stories : Tales of people at their best from various times in history as told by the Master Story Teller. By appointment only with a minimum of 10 persons. All tours are offered from April through November .

$ 5.00 per person (1999) Kids 7 and under are free.
Tickets maybe purchased at 45 Steinwehr Ave.(The Regimental Quartermaster)

The Lincoln Train Ride
Please call for Museum hours
200 Steinwehr Ave.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Bus. Rt. 15 South
Toll-free 800-447-8788 (out of state)
Phone: 717-334-6296
Phone: 717-334-5678

Annual Gettysburg Reenactment
P.O. Box 3482
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-338-1525
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Economy & Industry

Agriculture makes up the major portion of the economy of the area with tourism a close second.
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Gettysburg City Government

Gettysburg is the county seat of Adams County

Gettysburg Borough
59 East High St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone: 717-334-1160

Adams County Courthouse
111-117 Baltimore
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 717-334-6781

Gettysburg Historical Events

2000, January 22
Adams County Bicentennial Website
200 years of history

Gettysburg Chamber

Gettysburg - Adams County Area Chamber of Commerce 18 Carlisle Street, Suite 203
Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone: 717-334-8151

Gettysburg Organizations

Gettysburg - Adams County Area Chamber of Commerce 18 Carlisle Street, Suite 203
Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone: 717-334-8151

Gettysburg Schools

Gettsburg Area School District
"A Great Place to Learn"
900 Biglerville Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325-8007
Phone: 717-334-6254

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