The Village of Gettsyburg Welcomes You
Located in West Central Ohio, about 35 miles northwest of Dayton and 7 miles east of Greenville on route 36 , Gettyburg is a small community of approximately 500 residents. The village was settled in the 1820s by natives of Adams County, Pennsylvania and was named the Adams County seat when the settlement was platted in 1842.
Our community is just a brotherhood of souls, all living under the same laws, enjoying like privileges, breathing the same atmosphere, and bound by the same ties which knit men and women together throughout the civilized world. Every citizen should take a just pride in his home town; boast it at every opportunity; proclaim its advantages, and enlarge upon its possibilities. Every resident individual, be he farmer, miller, merchant, banker, minister, physician or laborer, should take a just pride in his home institutions, and in seeking to advance the progress and upbuilding of his home city, he will materially benefit himself. We can assist in the growth of the whole by the development of the parts. Gettysburg is the concrete form, the individual inhabitants are the abstract realities who must assist in this development. - The Way We Were, Gettysburg 1908