Pleasant Corners, Pennsylvania

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Pleasant Corners are unincorporated communities located in both Carbon County on Pennsylvania Route 903 and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania at the intersections of Pennsylvania Route 100 and Pennsylvania Route 309, in the United States. It is part of the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The towns are located between Normal Square and Lehighton for Carbon County, and New Tripoli and Schnecksville in Heidelberg Township.

For the Lehigh County's Pleasant Corners, Jacob Holben erected a foundry in 1850 and the settlement was named Holbensville. In 1857, it was renamed "Pleasant Corners".[1]

Coordinates: 40°41′00″N 75°41′26″W / 40.68333°N 75.69056°W / 40.68333; -75.69056

  1. ^ Miller, Benjamin LeRoy (1941). "Toponymy". Geology of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania. 4 1. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Geological Survey. p. 78. "Pleasant Corner(s), Heidelberg Township; originally named Holben(s)ville for Jacob Holben who erected a foundry there in 1850. It was changed to its present name by Owen Hunsicker, Daniel Rex and Abraham Peter because of its desirable location, about 1857. The first post office there, established in 1873, was called Jordan Post Office."