Mar 2

The David Wills House. This structure, currently being renovated by the National Park Service, was the home where President Abraham Lincoln stayed November 18, 1863, the night before he gave his Gettysburg Address. The National Park Service will reopen it on that event’s 145th anniversary, November 18, 2008. View is from the northwest looking southeast at approximately 6:40 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

For later updates about the Wills house, see our posts on July 21, 2008August 13th, 2008, and August 19, 2008.

The Gettysburg Daily visited Gettysburg’s Diamond, or Lincoln Square, or The Circle at Sunday’s first morning light. The area of the flagpole at the center of town was the viewpoint for most of these pictures.

Baltimore Street. View is from the north looking south at approximately 6:40 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Some Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania statistics:

Total Gettysburg Pennsylvania residents according to the 1860 federal census: 2390

Total Gettysburg female residents in 1860: 1196, or 50% of total Gettysburg residents (2390)
Total Gettysburg male residents in 1860: 1194, or 50% of total Gettysburg residents (2390)

The Adams County National Bank. This structure, located at 2 Chambersburg Street, in the 1860s was the location of George Arnold’s store, and the Farmer’s and Mechanics Savings Institution, which later became the Adams County National Bank. View is from the northeast looking southwest at approximately 6:35 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Total economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390) according to the 1860 federal census: $1,502,245

Average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390) according to the 1860 federal census: $628.55

Average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390) according to the 1860 federal census: $628.55, or 110% of the average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Cumberland Township residents (1325), $574.18

Average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390) according to the 1860 federal census: $628.55, or 92% of the average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (1467), $684.80

Chambersburg Street. View is from the east looking west at approximately 6:35 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390) according to the 1860 federal census: $628.55, or 105% of the average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (28,006) according to the 1860 federal census: $599.01

Average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390) according to the 1860 federal census: $628.55, or 110% of the average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Pennsylvania residents (2,906,215) according to the 1860 federal census: $570.92

Average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents (2390) according to the 1860 federal census: $628.55, or 104% of the average (per capita) economic wealth possessed by United States of America residents (31,443,321) according to the 1860 federal census: $607.10

T and S Menswear. An 1860 structure in this location, 1 Chambersburg Street, was the site of William Boyer’s grocery store. View is from the southeast looking northwest at approximately 6:35 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Average age of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents listed on the 1860 federal census: 25

Ages of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania residents in 1860:

Total less than a year old in 1860: 76, or 3% of Gettysburg residents in 1860 (2390)
Total under age 18 in 1860: 944, or 39% of Gettysburg residents in 1860 (2390)
Total ages 18-45 in 1860: 954, or 40% of Gettysburg residents in 1860 (2390)
Total ages 46-62 in 1860: 308, or 13% of Gettysburg residents in 1860 (2390)
Total ages 63-98 in 1860: 107, or 8% of Gettysburg residents in 1860 (2390)

The Pub restaurant. View is from the southeast looking northwest at approximately 6:35 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Average age White female Gettysburg residents in 1860: 26
Average age Mulatto female Gettysburg residents in 1860: 19
Average age Black female Gettysburg residents in 1860: 29

Average age White male Gettysburg residents in 1860: 24
Average age Mulatto male Gettysburg residents in 1860: 24
Average age Black male Gettysburg residents in 1860: 25

Carlisle Street. View is from the south looking north at approximately 6:35 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Total White Gettysburg residents in 1860: 2203, or 92% of Gettysburg residents (2390)
Total Mulatto Gettysburg residents in 1860: 31, or 1% of Gettysburg residents (2390)
Total Black Gettysburg residents in 1860: 156, or 7% of Gettysburg residents (2390)

Total White female Gettysburg residents in 1860: 1095, or 46% of Gettysburg residents
Total Mulatto female Gettysburg residents in 1860: 15, or 1% of Gettysburg residents
Total Black female Gettysburg residents in 1860: 85, or 4% of Gettysburg residents

Total White male Gettysburg residents in 1860: 1106, or 46% of Gettysburg residents
Total Mulatto male Gettysburg residents in 1860: 16, or 1% of Gettysburg residents
Total Black male Gettysburg residents in 1860: 71, or 3% of Gettysburg residents

The Gettysburg Hotel. This structure was the 1860s location of the McClellan House. View is from the southwest looking northeast at approximately 6:35 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Average number of individuals in each Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania occupied dwelling according to the 1860 federal census: 5.91

Number of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania occupied dwellings according to the 1860 federal census: 421

Average number of individuals in each Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania family group or unit according to the 1860 federal census: 5.25

York Street. View is from the west looking east at approximately 6:40 AM Sunday, March 02, 2008.

Number of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania family groups or units according to the 1860 federal census: 474

Number of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania homeowners listed on the 1860 federal population census: 257, or 61% of the 421 Gettysburg occupied dwellings.

Number of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania tenants listed on the 1860 federal population census: 164, or 39% of the 421 Gettysburg occupied dwellings.


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