Gettysburg & Adams County, Pennsylvania
What do you know about Gettysburg & Adams
Alan's U.S. Civil War History Made Easy Quiz.
Your Answers" at the end of the page.
Gettysburg is a borough in and the county seat of Adams County,
Gettysburg had its start as a tavern owned by Samuel Gettys, a
settler and early businessman, who built the tavern between 1774
and 1775 where soldiers and traders came to rest often, as it
sat on the Shippensburg - Baltimore and Philadelphia -
Pittsburgh cross roads. What year was the town
2) The Lutheran Theological Seminary at
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is affiliated with the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America. It was founded by Samuel Simon
Schmucker, a leading Pennsylvania anti-slavery advocate.
What year was the Seminary established?
3) The Lutheran Theological Seminary gives its
name to the geographical feature, Seminary Ridge, which was the
site of fierce fighting on the first day of the Battle of
Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. The building, as well as adjacent
homes of the professors, was used for weeks after the battle as
a temporary field hospital before its last patients were moved
to the Camp Letterman military hospital.
4) Adams County was created, from part of York
County and named in honor of the second President of the United
States, John Adams. When was it created?
- January 22, 1800
- January 22, 1801
- January 22, 1802
- January 22, 1803
5) The Gettysburg Railroad was a railroad that
operated in Pennsylvania in the mid-19th century. The 17 mile
main line ran from Gettysburg to Hanover. The Gettysburg
operated independently from 1858 until 1870, then went through a
series of acquisitions and mergers, leading to acquisition by
the Western Maryland Railway in 1917. The passenger station
served as a makeshift field hospital for injured troops.
When was the Gettysburg Railroad station built?
6) What is Gettysburg’s elevation?
- 458 feet
- 558 feet
- 658 feet
- 758 feet
7) The Dobbin House Tavern, known also as
Dobbin House, on 89 Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
is a tavern which is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. It was established in 1776, making it the oldest
standing structure in Gettysburg. It was built to be a home for
Alexander Dobbin and his family. It became the first stop on the
Underground Railroad north of the Mason-Dixon Line. During
and after the Battle of Gettysburg, the house served as a
temporary field hospital. When was the tavern
8) Gettysburg College is a private four-year
liberal arts college founded in 1832, in Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, United States, adjacent to the famous battlefield.
What is the athletic teams nickname?
9) Caledonia State Park is a 1,130-acre
Pennsylvania state park in Greene Township, Franklin County and
Franklin Township, Adams County in Pennsylvania. The park is
named for an iron furnace, Caledonia Furnace, that was owned by
James Buchannan beginning in 1847.
10) Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower;
their retirement home outside Gettysburg is preserved as
Eisenhower National Historic Site. In 1950, they found a
"run-down farm" on the outskirts of Gettysburg, and purchased
the farm and its 189 acres from one Allen Redding, who had owned
the farm since 1921. What would $40,000 equal in
today’s money (2010)?