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Welcome to Gettysburg ...

Gettysburg is located in Adams County<1> and is the County Seat for Adams County.

When the people of Gettysburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Gettysburgian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gettysburg has a population of 7,724 people<3> (see below for details).

Gettysburg is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Gettysburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gettysburg is within the boundaries of the (717) area code.

Websites for Gettysburg ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.gettysburg-chamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Gettysburg, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gettysburg had an population of 7,724 people. This is an increase of 1.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gettysburg had a population of 7,620 people (or 7.51% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Gettysburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Gettysburg represents 0.06% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,620 people, the population of Gettysburg increased 1.74% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,490 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gettysburg.

Communities Also Named Gettysburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Gettysburg - they are located in Ohio (2), South Carolina, South Dakota and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Gettysburg.

Communities near Gettysburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Gettysburg.

  • Hanover [York County]
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    • Hanover [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Gettysburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,719 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<6>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Gettysburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,886 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<6>
  • Thurmont [Frederick County]
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    • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Gettysburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,895 people
    • Former name for Thurmont:
    • Mechanicstown
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmont<6>
  • Taneytown [Carroll County]
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    • Taneytown [Carroll County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Gettysburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,817 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taneytown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taneytown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taneytown<6>
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    • Littlestown [Adams County]
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      • Littlestown [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Gettysburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,510 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlestown<6>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Gettysburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<6>
    • Emmitsburg [Frederick County]
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      • Emmitsburg [Frederick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Gettysburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmitsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmitsburg<6>
    • McSherrystown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McSherrystown
      • McSherrystown [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Gettysburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,090 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McSherrystown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown<6>
    • Wrightsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville
      • Wrightsville [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Gettysburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville<6>
    • Spring Grove [York County]
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      • Spring Grove [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Gettysburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gettysburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gettysburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gettysburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gettysburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gettysburg. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Gettysburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gettysburg ...

Looking for more information about Gettysburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gettysburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gettysburg.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gettysburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Gettysburg refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Gettysburg may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gettysburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gettysburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gettysburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gettysburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gettysburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gettysburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8310, Longitude: -77.2311    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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