Laurys Station, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°43′23″N 75°31′49″W / 40.72306°N 75.53028°W / 40.72306; -75.53028
Laurys Station
census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Township North Whitehall
Elevation 377 ft (114.9 m)
Coordinates 40°43′23″N 75°31′49″W / 40.72306°N 75.53028°W / 40.72306; -75.53028
Population 1,243 (2010)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 18059
Area code 610 & 484
Location of Laurys Station in Lehigh County
Location of Laurys Station in Pennsylvania
David Laury

Laurys Station (previously Slate Dam) is an census-designated place in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, about 9 miles (14 km) north of Allentown and about 6 miles (9.7 km) miles southeast of Slatington. Laurys Station is located along Pennsylvania Route 145, and is situated along the Lehigh River. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,243.

History[edit]

Laurys Station was initially known as "Slate Dam," after the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company built a large dam here in 1830. In 1832, David Laury established a hotel here, which would become a popular resort during the summer months. Laury would later become the settlement's postmaster (1853) and station agent, when the Lehigh Valley Railroad opened a station here in 1855.[1] The Lehigh Valley Railroad's four track mainline was located directly in the middle of the town, which was situated around present-day Mauser Street. Laurys Station, at one point in time, had its own amusement park down by the river.

Education[edit]

Laurys Station is part of the Parkland School District. Students in grades nine through 12 attend Parkland High School.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, Charles Rhoads; Rev. John Baer Stoudt; Rev. Thomas H. Krick; William J. Dietrich (1914). History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Records of its Families 1. Lehigh Valley Publishing Company. p. 864. 

References[edit]

  • Roberts, Charles Rhoads; Rev. John Baer Stoudt; Rev. Thomas H. Krick; William J. Dietrich (1914). History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Records of its Families 1. Lehigh Valley Publishing Company.