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

Gettys' Tavern Site

 
 
Gettys' Tavern Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 9, 2014
1. Gettys' Tavern Site Marker
Inscription.  Near this site stood Samuel Gettys’ tavern, at which on June 24, 1775 most of Captain Michael Doudel’s company of riflemen was enlisted, from the Marsh Creek settlement, in prompt response to the call of the Continental Congress for volunteers. The battalion of which they became a part was one of the first units from the west of the Hudson river to join General George Washington’s army near Boston.

This memorial plaque was placed by the Gettysburg National Bank on June 24, 1975 as part of the Adams County observance of the bicentennial of American nationhood.
 
Erected 1975 by Gettysburg National Bank.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1775.
 
Location. 39° 49.883′ N, 77° 13.783′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Racehorse Alley. The marker is in Racehorse Alley, near the Municipal Parking garage. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettys Crossroads and Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); "harboring Confederates"

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By Larry Gertner, March 9, 2014
2. Gettys' Tavern Site
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a pathway to safety (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a site for two legends (about 300 feet away); Lincoln Square Building (about 300 feet away); "by the skin of our teeth" (about 300 feet away); Old Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Roll of Honor (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Gettys. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Samuel Gettys. Find A Grave entry. (Submitted on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
At the Carlisle Street entrance to Racehorse Alley image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 9, 2014
3. At the Carlisle Street entrance to Racehorse Alley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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