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

Friedens

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Friedens Marker
Inscription. The land that comprised Washington Township was separated from Heidelberg Township in 1847. The establishment of the Union Church led to the regionís settlement. John Peters, the areaís first landowner, was the namesake for the village known as Petersburg. In 1860 the area became known as Friedensville. The name was later changed to Hoffmansí P.O., since another Friedensville post office already existed. The advent of rural free delivery in 1911 eliminated the need for a post office, and the name reverted back to Friedens. Although no hotel was ever established here, Freidens was home to numerous businesses.
 
Erected 2008 by Northern Lehigh Future Focus.
 
Location. 40° 44.065′ N, 75° 37.19′ W. Marker is in Slatington, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Friedens Road (CR4020). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Slatington PA 18080, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hose Co. No. 1 Borough Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Neff House Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Truckers Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Kern Barn (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Friedens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Friedens Marker
George Kern Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); Warriorís Path (approx. 1.4 miles away); First School Slate Factory (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lehigh Valley Railroad Station (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Slatington.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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