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Welcome to Gettysburg ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Gettysburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1860.
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 7,708 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
The area code for Gettysburg: (717)
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 7,708 people. This is an increase of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.91% 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 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 (with 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 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.
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.
Adding Gettysburg to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Gettysburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Gettysburg was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.
We also found Gettysburg in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Gettysburg.
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.
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023