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

Rural Electrification

 
 
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 23, 2010
1. Rural Electrification Marker
Inscription. In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this Commonwealth. Adams Electric Cooperative at Gettysburg, serving members in south-central Pennsylvania, was incorporated on August 21, 1940.
 
Erected 1990 by The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.774′ N, 77° 14.298′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Biglerville Road (Pennsylvania Route 34) just south of South Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is out in front of the Adams Electric Cooperative Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1380 Biglerville Rd., Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel A. Cobean Farm (approx. mile away); William Ross Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hardaway Alabama Artillery (approx. one mile away); Daniel's Brigade (approx. one mile away); The King William Artillery (approx. one mile away); Eternal Peace Light
Adams Electric Cooperative Sign image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 23, 2010
2. Adams Electric Cooperative Sign
Sign with the historical marker right next to it
(approx. one mile away); Rodes's Division (approx. one mile away); General Rodes Attacks (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
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Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc., 1380 Biglerville Road image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, January 23, 2010
3. Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc., 1380 Biglerville Road
This view is taken looking toward the northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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