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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Gettys Crossroads and Tavern
 
Gettys Crossroads and Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 14, 2009
1. Gettys Crossroads and Tavern Marker
 
Inscription. Here the Shippensburg-Baltimore and the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Roads crossed. Near the crossroads, stood the tavern of Samuel Gettys. In 1775, troops gathered here for Continental service.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.861′ N, 77° 13.775′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on York Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 York Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "harboring Confederates" (within shouting distance of this marker); a pathway to safety (within shouting distance of this marker); a site for two legends (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wills House (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); Old Courthouse (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Wills House (about 300 feet away); Lincoln Square Building (about 400 feet away); "by the skin of our teeth" (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  History of Adams County - Samuel Gettys. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Gettys Crossroads and Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. Gettys Crossroads and Tavern Marker
 
 
Buildings behind the Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
3. Buildings behind the Marker
Many of the buildings in this section of the town date to before the Civil War.
 
 
Gettys Crossroads and Tavern Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, August 6, 2006
4. Gettys Crossroads and Tavern Marker
 
 
The Brafferton Inn Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 14, 2009
5. The Brafferton Inn
Inn located adjacent to the marker on York Street.
 
 
Plaques on The Brufferton Inn building Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 14, 2009
6. Plaques on The Brufferton Inn building
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 919 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on January 24, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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