The Gettysburg Times
Historical front page (January 4, 1923)
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Sample News Group, LLC
Gettysburg Times Publishing LLC
PublisherHarry Hartman[1]
Managing editorDeb Thomas[1]
General managerKyle Smith
Sports editorJosh Martin
Photo editorDarryl Wheeler
Staff writers
  • Jim Hale
  • Vanessa Pellechio
FoundedJanuary 1, 1902 (1902-01-01)
HeadquartersGettysburg, Pennsylvania
CountryUnited States
Circulation10,000 (as of 2023)[2]
OCLC number12443209

The Gettysburg Times is an American newspaper in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania owned by the Sample News Group. It published daily, except for Sundays, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

The Times was founded in 1902 as The Progress, but is also the successor to prior newspapers going back to the Adams Centinel which was founded in 1800 and was the first newspaper in Adams County.[3]


In September 1902, Madison Alexander Garvin started The Progress. By 1905, it was renamed The Gettysburg Times.[4]

The Adams Centinel was founded by Robert Harper in November 1800 as the first newspaper of any kind in the county. It was a weekly. The wording of "Centinel" was later changed to "Sentinel". In 1867, the Sentinel combined with the Star (founded in 1828) to become the Star and Sentinel. The Times and News Publishing Company, then owner of the Gettysburg Times, took over the Star and Sentinel in 1920, and it published as a weekly until 1961.[5] The Gettysburg Compiler, founded in 1818, was also acquired by the Times' owner.[3][6]

The Sample News Group, then owner of 12 papers, acquired the paper in early 2013 from the Jones family, after longtime publisher Phil Jones died in 2011.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b "Contact". The Gettysburg Times. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Sample News Group Publications" (PDF). Sample News Group. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b Masthead 1985, Gettysburg Times
  4. ^ (27 October 1952). Interesting News Highlights Published in First Daily 50 Years Show Early Trend, Gettysburg Times (50th anniversary issue)
  5. ^ (27 October 1952). Robert Harper Founded First Weekly Paper in County, the Adams Centinel, 1800, Gettysburg Times
  6. ^ McIlhenny, Hugh C. (12 October 1994). Gettysburg Times history: a 'sick child' comes of age, Gettysburg Times (reprint of March 1984 article)
  7. ^ (20 November 2012). The Gettysburg Times has been sold, WITF (Associated Press story)
  8. ^ (20 November 2012). Jones family to sell Times to George, Marlene Sample, Gettysburg Times
  9. ^ (29 October 2011). Phil Jones remembered as caring, generous, Gettysburg Times