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

Allentown

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Allentown Marker
Inscription. Founded 1762 by the noted colonial leader and the 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 & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 34.41′ N, 75° 27.103′ W. Marker is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is at the intersection of South 4th Street (PA 145) and West Mountain Road on South 4th Street (PA 145). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Allentown PA 18103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harriet A. Baker (approx. 2 miles away); Trout Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lehigh County (approx. 2.2 miles away); Emmaus (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Allentown (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benét (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Allentown (approx. 4.2 miles away); Charles M. Schwab (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allentown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Allentown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Allentown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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