Gettysburg, Ohio

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Gettysburg is a village in Darke County, Ohio, United States. The population was 558 at the 2000 census.

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History

Gettysburg was founded by natives of Adams County, Pennsylvania in the late 1820s. When the settlement was platted in 1842, the community was named for Gettysburg,[3] the county seat of Adams County.[4] The community's first church was a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, established in 1847 or 1848, while the first school was built in 1850.[3]

Geography

Gettysburg is located at 40°6′49″N 84°29′35″W / 40.11361°N 84.49306°W / 40.11361; -84.49306 (40.113609, -84.493188)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 558 people, 187 households, and 149 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,267.7 people per square mile (489.6/km²). There were 201 housing units at an average density of 456.6/sq mi (176.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.24% White, 0.72% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.90% Asian, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 187 households out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.29.

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