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Phillipsburg

Positioned along the banks of the Delaware River, Phillipsburg is the largest town in Warren County, New Jersey.  Like many towns in the Lehigh Valley, Phillipsburg was settled by Native Americans in the mid-1600s, but growth came slowly – there were 30 homes in 1820 and only 50 in 1847 – and the town wasn’t officially incorporated until March of 1861.  By 1870 the populat... »

Fogelsville

Long before the cluster of hotels, business parks and distribution centers dotted the perimeter of Fogelsville, the Native Americans of the Lenni Lenape tribe inhabited the territory west of Kuhnsville and North of Trexlertown in what is now part of Upper Macungie Township. By the mid 1700s German immigrants, attracted to the rich soil and copious water sources, establishe... »

Quakertown

You may think of Quakertown as simply an exit off the Turnpike or the section of Route 309 you pass on your way to somewhere else, but a charming downtown awaits, just minutes from major thoroughfares. Tucked in the Northeast portion of Upper Bucks County, surrounded by Richland Township, Quakertown is a borough of nearly 10,000 residents and encompasses approximately two ... »

Bethlehem

“A curious and remarkable town.” That’s how John Adams described Bethlehem in 1777 and that sentiment holds true today.  Situated in the center of the Lehigh Valley, within the counties of Northampton and Lehigh, Bethlehem has a  population of nearly 75,000 spread amongst its almost 20 square miles, making it Pennsylvania’s 7th largest city. History In 1741, a small group ... »

Catasauqua

By Matthew J. McLaughlin MILLION DOLLAR TOWN By the early part of the 1900s, with over 5,000 residents and some say the highest percentage of self-made millionaires of any other town in the country, Catasauqua had risen to national prominence.  During World War I, Catasauqua become the first community in the country to raise over one million dollars for war bonds— earning ... »

Nazareth

By M. Minti Ray The Borough of Nazareth is a vibrant and picturesque small community that is home to just over 6,000 residents. Set against the idyllic countryside a few miles north of Bethlehem, it boasts a rich history that dates back to the colonial era and has played an integral role in the religious, economic, social, academic, and architectural development of the Leh... »

Emmaus

By M. Minti Ray Nestled along the northern base of Blue Mountain, the Borough of Emmaus dates back to the colonial era and is steeped in historical and cultural significance.  The unique setting of a vibrant downtown area and surrounding residential developments sprinkled with historical sites marks its evolution from colonial farmland and Moravian village to a nationally ... »

Macungie

By M. Minti Ray The area of Macungie, located southwest of nearby Allentown and Emmaus, was originally home to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans who were drawn to the location by its rich deposits of jasper which they used to make spears, knives, and arrowheads. As part of William Penn’s three Pennsylvania counties, the area was given its name based on the Lenape word for ... »

Alburtis

By M. Minti Ray A drive through the Borough of Alburtis tells a visual story of the area’s rich history and economic significance in the growth of the Lehigh Valley. Railroad tracks and remnants of iron production facilities speak to the area’s rapid industrial development, while the expansive park and unique local businesses present its modern charm and economic viability... »

Palmerton

By M. Minti Ray A scenic drive along Route 248 North reveals a majestic view of the Appalachian Mountains and the confluence of the Lehigh River and Aquashicola Creek. Here lies the area of Palmerton, nestled along the northern base of Blue Mountain. Anchored by the borough of Palmerton which is home to around 5,200 residents, the area encompasses neighboring villages and ... »

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