Oak Ridge, Adams County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 39°53′12″N 77°14′03″W / 39.886722°N 77.23423°W / 39.886722; -77.23423
Oak Ridge
landform
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Triple watershed
point
Willougby Run, Conewago Creek, Rock Creek
 - coordinates 39°53′12″N 77°14′03″W / 39.886722°N 77.23423°W / 39.886722; -77.23423
Highest point Oak Hill, Adams County, Pennsylvania

Oak Ridge is the landform of the Gettysburg Battlefield where the Eternal Light Peace Memorial was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1938 Gettysburg reunion. After the July 1, 1863 Battle of Oak Ridge, Whitworth rifled cannon fired from the Confederate position on Oak Hill onto Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill.[1] The ridge has numerous Battle of Gettysburg monuments and the 1895 Oak Ridge Observation Tower. In the 1920s, the Gettysburg Airport was established in the west slope of the ridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12-Pounder (2.75 Inch) Whitworth Breechloading Rifle". Auburn.edu. Retrieved 2011-02-11.