Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dobbin House
† † † The Dobbin House is the oldest building in Gettysburg. It was built by Reverand Alexander Dobbin in 1776. The structure originally served as a home for Mr. Dobbin, his wife, and 19 children, as well as the Reverandís Classical School, the first of itís kind in America, west of the Susquehanna River.
† † † The Dobbin House is believed to have been the first station of the Underground Railroad north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The Slaves Hideaway is still intact and available for public view.
† † † During the Battle of Gettysburg, the Dobbin House served as a field hospital for both Union & Confederate casualties, even though it was within the range of the guns of armies and was frequently struck by shellfire.
† † † The Dobbin House is now operated by a local family as an authentic Colonial Restaurant & Tavern. Recently the structure has been completely and authentically restored and preserved in the hope that the Dobbin House may survive to participate in yet another two hundred years of American History.
Location. 39° 49.36′ N, 77° 13.964′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Steinwehr Avenue (U.S. 15), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 89 Steinwehr Avenue, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Dobbin House (a few steps from this marker); Continuing a Tradition: Freemasonry at Gettysburg (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 55th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); Jennie Wade (about 600 feet away); “. . . your sister is dead.” (about 600 feet away); “The National Homestead at Gettysburg” (about 600 feet away); Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial (about 700 feet away); July 1, 1863 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . Historic 1776 Dobbin House Tavern. (Submitted on June 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.