Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Habitat of Seminary Ridge
There is a beautiful and diverse natural habitat on Seminary Ridge. At 560 feet above sea level, the ridge is a threshold to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains to the west. The high ground that was of strategic importance in the Battle of Gettysburg has also been a habitat for hawks, owls, bats, birds, small mammals, insects and reptiles alongside the human beings who dwell or visit. White Oak trees that routinely live about four centuries grace the ridge. Hickory, Ash, Maple, Red and Chestnut Oaks, Pines, and Norway Spruce contribute to a majestic canopy interspersed with fields that have at various times hosted small-scale farming, orchards and grazing.
The seminary makes a concerted effort of stewardship for the natural habitat of its 52-acre campus, mindful of its place in the Chesapeake watershed, and its participation in the wider environment.
Erected 2013 by The Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation. (Marker Number 13.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Tour marker series.
Location. 39° 50.021′ N, 77° 14.741′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Seminary Click for map. The quickest access to this marker is to locate where the walking trail intersects with Seminary Ridge Avenue. This is about 90 yards south of Buford Avenue, across from the small parking lot east of Seminary Ridge Avenue. Walk down the trail towards the west to the 2nd historical marker. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elsie Singmaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Stevens' Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); Ewell's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Prisoners of War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Breastwork (about 300 feet away); 95th New York Infantry (about 400 feet away); Headquarters of the Army of Northern Virginia (about 400 feet away); The Battle for McPherson's Ridge (about 500 feet away); The Union Defense of Seminary Ridge (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
More about this marker. This marker is Stop 13 on the Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Trail.
Categories. • Agriculture • Education • Environment • War, US Civil •
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