Trexlertown, Pennsylvania

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Trexlertown
census-designated place
Location within Lehigh county
Location within Lehigh county
Trexlertown is located in Pennsylvania
Trexlertown
Trexlertown
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°32′53″N 75°36′21″W / 40.54806°N 75.60583°W / 40.54806; -75.60583Coordinates: 40°32′53″N 75°36′21″W / 40.54806°N 75.60583°W / 40.54806; -75.60583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
City Upper Macungie Township
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,988
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18087
Area code(s) 610

Trexlertown (also Trexlerstown[1]) is an census-designated place in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies in the Lehigh Valley between Breinigsville and Wescosville. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,988 residents.

Air Products & Chemicals is located adjacent to Trexlertown. The town also is next to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, which is home to the Lehigh Valley Cricket Club and various cycling competitions.

Jeremiah Trexler obtained land adjoining that of his father in Upper Macungie Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he kept a tavern as early as in 1732. In 1734 a road was laid out from his tavern through North Wales in now Montgomery County to Philadelphia. As was the custom of the time, a village grew around the tavern, which came to be known as Trexlertown.[2]

Geography[edit]

Trexlertown is located at an altitude of 400 feet (122 m).[1]

Public education[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ Roberts, Stoudt, Krick and Dietrich, History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 3:1321; History of Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, online <[1]>; Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, 14: 269-271.