Profile for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, PA
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Gettysburg is a borough in Adams County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after James Gettys, who laid out the town.
The latitude of Gettysburg is 39.830N. The longitude is -77.231W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 531 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,825.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Gettysburg demographic reports
Gettysburg is in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, just north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
More than 7,000 soldiers died here in one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address in 1863.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 43. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Eddie Plank, baseball player
Local festivals include:
- Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - May 17-20, 2007
- Gettysburg Fall Bluegrass Festival - Aug. 23-26, 2007
- Gettysburg Brass Band Festival - June 14-17, 2007
- Adams County Irish Festival - July 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gettysburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Caledonia State Park
Historic sites and museums: Gettysburg National Military Park, Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Cemetery, Lincoln Room Museum
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Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
No more egregious error can be committed by the visitor to Gettysburg than to assume that the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) is over.
-- An American Notebook
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Ancestry & family history
27% of Gettysburg residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gettysburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gettysburg was $14,157, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Gettysburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Gettysburg festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Gettysburg Brass Band Festival - J
- Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival - M
- Adams County Irish Festival - J
- Gettysburg Fall Bluegrass Festival - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Gettysburg include Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Gettysburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $405. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,002.
Libraries in Gettysburg include Adams County Library System ... View libraries
Newspapers in Gettysburg include Gettysburg Times
Adams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gettysburg political report.
The average commute time for Gettysburg workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Gettysburg include Best Inn, Best Western Gettysburg, Best Western Gettysburg Hotel, Budget Host Three Crowns Motor Lodg, Colton Motel, Comfort Inn Gettysburg, Country Inn & Suites Gettysburg, Days Inn Gettysburg, Econo Lodge, Hilton Garden Inn Gettysburg ... More hotels.
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~ An American Notebook
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