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

Adams County

 
 
Adams County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgriculturePolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is January 22, 1888.
 
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. Located beside the county courthouse. 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. Thaddeus Stevens, the Great Commoner, 1792 - 1868 (a few steps
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from 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); Memorial Day Order (a few steps from this marker); Manor of Maske (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 of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Adams County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Adams County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Adams County Marker
Adams County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel
3. Adams County Courthouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 16, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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