• Photo of the Eisenhower Farm. Courtesy of Stan Cohen.


    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Water Quality

Cardinal flowers blooming along Marsh Creek.

Cardinal flowers blooming along Marsh Creek.

C. Davis

Marsh Creek and Willoughby Run are the two principle streams that flow through the park. Both of these steams bisect agricultural areas and are therefore susceptible to degraded water quality. The water quality of Marsh Creek is monitored through the Adams County Watershed Alliance.

The Gettysburg Municipal Authority is located on Marsh Creek, just north of the park boundary. The system has seven wells and a surface water intake on Marsh Creek that serves a population of approximately 12,000 people. The drinking water system primarily serves customers in Gettysburg Borough and both Straban and Cumberland townships

Related Information:
Watershed Alliance of Adams County Conducts water quality monitoring on Marsh Creek

Did You Know?

West Point cadet Eisenhower (far left) on guard duty

General Dwight D. Eisenhower would have been a sailor if born a year later. He applied to the Naval Academy in 1911, but did not meet the age requirements – he was too old. He was accepted to his second choice, the US Military Academy at West Point.