Zionsville, Pennsylvania

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Zionsville is a village mostly in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, and also in Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its zip code is 18092. The West Branch Hosensack Creek forms its natural SE boundary and drains it via the Hosensack Creek to the Perkiomen Creek in Palm.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census, the population of the 18092 zip code was 3,223. 97.1% of the population is white, 0.3% is black, 0.2% is Native American, and 1.1% is Asian.[1]

Education[edit]

Zionsville is part of the East Penn School District. Students in grades 9-12 attend Emmaus High School. Students in grades six through eight attend either Eyer Middle School or Lower Macungie Middle School. Towards the end of the village in Lower Milford, students attend Southern Lehigh School District. Students in grades 9-12 attend Southern Lehigh High School. It is also home to the historic Dillingersville Union School and Church, first built in 1735.[2]

Industry[edit]

The Lehigh Crane Iron Company once maintained a hematite mine in Zionsville, which was served by the north-to-south Perkiomen Branch of the Reading Railroad. This line remains active north from Pennsburg to Emmaus.

Post office closure[edit]

In January 2009, the Zionsville Post Office closed after the owners of the building in which the U.S. Postal Service was located refused to renew the lease. It served portions of Upper Milford, Lower Milford, and Hereford Townships, including the villages of Corning, Dillingersville, Hosensack, Powder Valley, Sigmund, and some Five Points, Berks County residents. The residents of the zip code 18092 have since been served by the Hereford Post Office, but allowed to maintain the use of "Zionsville 18092" as a legal part of their addresses. Zionsville PO Box customers have been hosted by the Old Zionsville Post Office while packages and certified mail that have to be signed for must be picked up in Hereford.[3][4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Demographics and Housing Characteristics: 2010". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "History of the Dillingersville School Union School and Church Association". Dillingersville School Union School and Church Association. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Lester, Patrick (January 21, 2009). "Zionsville Post Office closing its doors". The Morning Call. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Lester, Patrick (October 8, 2010). "Residents want to keep addresses". The Morning Call. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 40°28′47″N 75°30′19″W / 40.47972°N 75.50528°W / 40.47972; -75.50528