Linfield, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°12′36″N 75°34′013″W / 40.21000°N 75.57028°W / 40.21000; -75.57028
Village of Linfield
Unincorporated Village
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Coordinates 40°12′36″N 75°34′013″W / 40.21000°N 75.57028°W / 40.21000; -75.57028
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19468
Area code 610
Location of Linfield in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.limerickpa.org

Linfield is an unincorporated village, part of Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is located approximately 35 miles north-west of Philadelphia, along the Schuylkill River.

Located on the Reading Railroad line to Philadelphia, Linfield was the industrial hub of Limerick Township into the 1960s. Kinseys Distillery, Sanitary Corporation of America and Trinley Mill provided the industrial base for the area.

In October, 2007, the Limerick Township Board of Supervisors announced it is considering a plan to develop an energy generation plant on the site of the former Linfield Industrial Park.[1]

History[edit]

The area called Linfield was originally known as Limerick Station. In 1884 there was an attempt to incorporate the area as a Borough.[2]

The Continental Army marched through Linfield during the Campaign of 1777.[3]

Geography[edit]

Linfield is located at 40°12′36″N 75°34′13″W / 40.21000°N 75.57028°W / 40.21000; -75.57028 (40.2101520, -75.5701920)[4]. The village lies on the northern banks of the Schuylkill River across from Parker Ford.

Politics and government[edit]

The village is part of the Seventh Congressional District (represented by Rep. Pat Meehan), the 146th State House District (represented by Rep. Mark Painter) and the 44th State Senate District (represented by Sen. John Rafferty, Jr.).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Limerick energy plant shows economic potential", Michael Hayes, Daily Local, October 14, 2007, retrieved December 1, 2007
  2. ^ A History of Harfield, Horsham, Limerick and Lower Merion, Clifton S. Hunsicker, 1923, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York.
  3. ^ "They Passed This Way", Mark A. Brier, 2002.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.