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

St. James Lutheran Church

Founded 1789.

 
 
St. James Lutheran Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2008
1. St. James Lutheran Church Marker
Inscription.  Services conducted here when local militia company, Independent Blues, left in response to Lincoln’s Call in April 1861. Mary Virginia Wade, only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, confirmed here, April 20, 1862. Church then on this site used as a hospital, July 1863.
 
Erected 1963 by Mens's Bible Class.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1861.
 
Location. 39° 49.85′ N, 77° 13.717′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of York Street (Lincoln Highway) (U.S. 30) and South Stratton Street, on the right when traveling east on York Street (Lincoln Highway). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 York St, 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. a site for two legends (within shouting distance of this marker); a pathway to safety (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettys Crossroads and Tavern (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gettys' Tavern Site
The current St. James Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 13, 2009
2. The current St. James Lutheran Church
Marker is visible to the left of the main doors.
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(about 400 feet away); Roll of Honor (about 400 feet away); "harboring Confederates" (about 400 feet away); Amos Humiston (about 400 feet away); Grand Army of the Republic Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  St. James Lutheran Church History. St. James Lutheran Church homepage (Submitted on April 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
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 115 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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