Adams County, PA, United States

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Adams County, PA

If you are moving to Adams County, Pennsylvania, then it is important that you understand the basics of the metropolitan area. Located in South-Central Pennsylvania and two hours west of Philadelphia. Originally separated from a part of York County; Adams County was formed in 1800 and named after president John Adams.


The most recent census maintains that the population of Adams County is just over 101,000 people and the County covers a total area of 520 square miles. The largest metropolitan area in Adams County is Gettysburg.


The major municipalities in Adams County include: Gettysburg, Bermudian Springs, Franklin Township, and Oxford Township.


Probably the most notable historical area of Adams County is Gettysburg, where a battle in the Civil War took place over July 1st through the 3rd in 1863. The battle is widely regarded as the turning point of the war. The confederate troops, led by generally Lee, had a bit of overconfidence and gave away the high ground, which ultimately cost them the battle. The most famous battle of Gettysburg was Pickett’s Charge where over 6,500 losses were recorded on both sides combined; it was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.


Adams County is home to many attractions that make the area such a wonderful place to live. With rich historical traditions and beautiful homes and landscapes, Adams County is truly a hot spot to live in Central Pennsylvania. If you would like to come explore some of the attractions that make Adams County unique, we will set you up with one of our Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage professionals to explore real estate opportunities.

Adams County Offices
There are 2 offices in Adams County.
1060 Baltimore St
Hanover, PA 17331
Main: 717-632-0451
Fax: 717-632-1585
2210 E Market St
York, PA 17402
Main: 717-757-2717
Fax: 717-757-2478
Adams County, PA Community Blog
February 28, 2014
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals Adds New Manager in York/Adams Counties

York County, PA – Coldwell Banker Select Professionals proudly announced this week the addition of Lisa Merisotis Myers to their firm as a Managing ...

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