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Allentown in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lehigh County

 
 
Lehigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Lehigh County Marker
Inscription.  Formed March 6, 1812 from part of Northampton County and named for the Lehigh River. Home of George Taylor, signer of Declaration of Independence. County seat of Allentown sheltered the Liberty Bell during occupation of Philadelphia, 1777-1778.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1683.
 
Location. 40° 36.2′ N, 75° 28.082′ W. Marker is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Street and North 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Hamilton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Hamilton Street , Allentown, Pennsylvania 1810, Allentown PA 18101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps
Lehigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, October 3, 2020
2. Lehigh County Marker
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from this marker); In Honor of Those Who Served (within shouting distance of this marker); Women Veterans of Lehigh County (within shouting distance of this marker); Metallurgical Science, 1902-03 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Metallurgical Worker (The Puddler), 1902-03 (about 400 feet away); Charles C. Dent Memorial Garden (about 400 feet away); Site of the First Incorporated Homeopathic Medical College in the World (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lehigh County. Official Site (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. George Taylor - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 5, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. MarkerQuest - Lehigh County. (Submitted on April 22, 2020, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Wide-angle view of Lehigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
3. Wide-angle view of Lehigh County Marker
The Lehigh County Historical Society and Museum in the Old Courthouse is visible in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 5, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022