Habitat of Seminary Ridge

Habitat of Seminary Ridge (HM19E9)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.021', W 77° 14.741'

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There is a beautiful and diverse natural habitat on Seminary Ridge. At 560 feet above sea level, the ridge is a threshold to the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains to the west. The high ground that was of strategic importance in the Battle of Gettysburg has also been a habitat for hawks, owls, bats, birds, small mammals, insects and reptiles alongside the human beings who dwell or visit. White Oak trees that routinely live about four centuries grace the ridge. Hickory, Ash, Maple, Red and Chestnut Oaks, Pines, and Norway Spruce contribute to a majestic canopy interspersed with fields that have at various times hosted small-scale farming, orchards and grazing.

The seminary makes a concerted effort of stewardship for the natural habitat of its 52-acre campus, mindful of its place in the Chesapeake watershed, and its participation in the wider environment.
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HM NumberHM19E9
Series This marker is part of the Pennsylvania: Seminary Ridge Historic Walking Tour series
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByThe Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307835 N 4411710
Decimal Degrees39.83368333, -77.24568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.021', W 77° 14.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 1.26" N, 77° 14' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22-98 Seminary Ridge Interpretive Trail, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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