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Adams County, Pennsylvania

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Adams County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 101,407. Its county seat is Gettysburg. The county was created on January 22, 1800, from part of York County, and was named for President John Adams. On July 1–3, 1863, the area around Gettysburg was the site of the pivotal battle of the American Civil War, and as a result is a center for Civil War tourism.

Civil War Links

City of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg

Gettysburg National Cemetery

Consecration of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg

The American Civil War

Pennsylvania in the Civil War

Gettysburg National Military Park

County Links


Eisenhower National Historic Site

The John Abbott House

Dobbin House Tavern

Gettysburg Armory

Heikes Covered Bridge

The Horner House and Barn

Jacks Mountain Covered Bridge

John's Burnt Mill Bridge

Mason-Dixon Line Markers 76 & 77

Pond Mill Bridge

Sachs Covered Bridge

The Sheads House

Adjacent Counties

Notable people

Joel Funk Asper

Henry R. Brinkerhoff

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Mamie Eisenhower

Eddie Plank

John Mohler Studebaker

David Day

John A. Hauser

Erik Harris

Abraham Lincoln

Governor of Pennsylvania Andrew Gregg Curtin

Governor of Maryland Augustus Bradford, Governor

Governor of Indiana Oliver P. Morton

Governor of New York Horatio Seymour

Governor of New Jersey Joel Parker

Governor of Ohio David Tod