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Welcome to Gettysburg ...

The city of Gettysburg is located in Potter County<1> and is the County Seat for Potter County.

The location of Gettysburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Gettysburg refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Gettysburgian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gettysburg has a population of 1,079 people<4> (see below for details).

Gettysburg is 2,060 feet [628 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Gettysburg lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Gettysburg (for example, toward Marksville), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Gettysburg is located in the (605) area code.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Gettysburg.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gettysburg had an population of 1,079 people. This is a decrease of 7.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gettysburg had a population of 1,162 people (or 49.89% of the total population of Potter County). This makes Gettysburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Gettysburg represents 0.14% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,162 people, the population of Gettysburg decreased 14.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,352 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), Pennsylvania, South Carolina 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.

  • Hoven
  • Agar
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agar
    • Agar lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Gettysburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agar<7>
  • Lebanon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Gettysburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
  • Forest City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
    • Forest City lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Gettysburg.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
  • Lowry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
    • Lowry lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of Gettysburg.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
  • Onida
  • Seneca
  • Tolstoy
  • Akaska
  • Onaka

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. 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 in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gettysburg.

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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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Potter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gettysburg.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gettysburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gettysburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 GettysburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gettysburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0066, Longitude: -99.9540       In this case, the coordinates for Gettysburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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