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

Allentown

 
 
Allentown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. Allentown Marker
Inscription. Founded 1762 by the noted colonial leader and jurist, William Allen. Known until 1834 as Northampton. Here the Liberty Bell was hidden in 1777, and Revolutionary wounded hospitalized. City incorporation, 1867. Long a textile and cement center.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 37.031′ N, 75° 28.732′ W. Marker is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on MacArthur Road (Route 145) 0.2 miles south of Mickley Pike, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Allentown PA 18102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lehigh County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Trout Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away); Harriet A. Baker (approx. 1.4 miles away); George Taylor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Biery's Port (approx. 2.2 miles away); Crane Iron Works (approx. 2.4 miles away); David Thomas (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bryden Horse Shoe Works (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Allentown - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Allentown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Allentown Marker
 

2. City of Allentown, PA. Official Site (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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