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

Adams County

 
 
Adams County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Adams County Marker
Inscription. Formed January 22, 1800 out of York County. The name honors President John Adams. Important center of fruit growing industry. County seat of Gettysburg, incorporated 1806, was site in 1863 of key Civil War battle and President Abraham Lincoln's great address.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 49.778′ N, 77° 13.878′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West Middle Street and Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling east on West Middle Street. Click for map. Located beside the county courthouse. 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. Adams County World War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); "...sights and sounds...too horrible to describe..." (a few steps from this marker); "...the busiest scene I ever witnessed..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Politics and "Penelope" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Camp Colt Officers Club (within shouting distance
Adams County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Adams County Marker
of this marker); "uncertainty and dread" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue (about 300 feet away); Company K, First Pennsylvania Reserves (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Adams County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. AgriculturePolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil
 
Adams County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
3. Adams County Courthouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 835 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016.
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