The Pond

The Pond (HM17QV)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 47.55', W 77° 15.841'

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Eisenhower National Historic Site

— National Park Service —

When Eisenhower would come (to the farm), and especially if he had a hard day or a hard week at the office, . . . we'd walk down by the flag pole all the way down to the creek, over to the pond.
? ? ? ? ? CPO Walter West, U.S. Navy, who was assigned to Camp David as a horticulturalist and did landscape work at the farm.


Shortly after Eisenhower bought this property, a pond was created near this spot to provide water for fire protection and reduce insurance costs. A weir diverted water to it from the nearby creek and an overflow pipe sent water back into the creek.

With its lily pads and fish, the pond added interest to the landscape. But its water level fell during a drought in the early 1960s, and it was gone by 1964. Only the weir and overflow pipe remain.
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HM NumberHM17QV
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 306151 N 4407179
Decimal Degrees39.79250000, -77.26401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 47.55', W 77° 15.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 47' 33.00" N, 77° 15' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 245-299 Eisenhower Farm Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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