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

Lehigh County

 
 
Lehigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zollinger-Harned Department Store (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Saving of the Liberty Bell (about 700 feet away); Zion Church Military Hospital (about 700 feet away); Zion's Reformed Church (about 800 feet away); Trout Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harriet A. Baker (approx. ¼ mile away); Allentown (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Allentown (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
Also see . . .
Wide-angle view of Lehigh County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide-angle view of Lehigh County Marker
The Lehigh County Historical Society and Museum in the Old Courthouse is visible in the background

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.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
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