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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall

 
 
Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
1. Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall Marker
Inscription. 1832 Oldest standing building in America for Lutheran Theological Education

1863 Civil War hospital & lookout station

1961 Home of Adams County Historical Society
 
Location. 39° 49.927′ N, 77° 14.669′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Seminary Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on Seminary Ridge in the Lutheran Theological Seminary, adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manor of Maske (here, next to this marker); Crisis Comes to the Seminary's Back Door (here, next to this marker); Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Life as a Seminary Student (within shouting distance of this marker); The Union Defense of Seminary Ridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Valentine Hall (about 300 feet away); Daniel Alexander Payne (about 400 feet away); Third Richmond Howitzers (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers and Monuments at the Seminary.
Civil War Building Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
2. Civil War Building Plaque
The hall is one of many buildings in Adams County that date to the time of the war.

 
Also see . . .  History of Schmucker Hall. (Submitted on January 14, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, November 1, 2008
3. Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall
The cupola at the top of the hall was used by both sides during the battle as an observation post. It was also featured in the movie Gettysburg.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 976 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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