The principle streams in the park are Rock Creek, Marsh Creek, Willoughby Run, and Plum Run, which are components of the
Most of the water provided to the park staff and visitors is supplied by the Gettysburg Municipal Authority. Fifty-four percent of this water comes from groundwater aquifers. In 1997, groundwater wells outside of the park were analyzed by USGS for the presence of chemicals, trace elements, pesticides and purgeable organic compounds in order to characterize the water quality of the area. It was found that water at
Did You Know?
The Grand Army of the Republic is honored at Gettysburg with the bronze likeness of Albert Woolson, the last surviving Union veteran.