Highway Headquarters

Highway Headquarters (HM9XV)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 50.114', W 77° 14.751'

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General Robert E. Lee and his staff planned one of America's greatest battles at this site. Almost a century later the site began offering overnight accommodations to travelers coming to pay homage to their heroes.

Gutted by fire in 1896, the rebuilt house (owned by Clyde F. Daley) was converted to a souvenir shop and museum. Next door to "Lee's Headquarters," the home (owned by Eric and Sarah Larson) was converted to a tourist home. With the increased visitation to Gettysburg, especially for the 75th Anniversary and Reunion in 1938, Daley and the Larsons constructed cottages, two of many tourist camps that sprang up along the Lincoln Highway. Lee's Headquarters camp offered seven cabins. Each had a bath, shower, steam heat, and beds with innerspring mattresses for $1 to $4 a night.

In 1945, the Larsons purchased Lee's Headquarters property from Daley and over the years made numerous improvements. The resulting motel eventually became affiliated with the Quality Inn motel/hotel chain.
HM NumberHM9XV
Series This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series
Placed ByLincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 3:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307826 N 4411883
Decimal Degrees39.83523333, -77.24585000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.114', W 77° 14.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 6.84" N, 77° 14' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6513 Lincoln Highway, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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