Blandon, Pennsylvania

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Blandon, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Blandon is located in Pennsylvania
Blandon
Blandon
Coordinates: 40°26′28″N 75°53′13″W / 40.44111°N 75.88694°W / 40.44111; -75.88694Coordinates: 40°26′28″N 75°53′13″W / 40.44111°N 75.88694°W / 40.44111; -75.88694
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Township Maidencreek
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,152
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 19510
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1169811[1]

Blandon is a census-designated place[2] in Maidencreek Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located at the junction of Pennsylvania Route 73 and Park Road. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,152 residents.[3] Third Rail bar and restaurant is located in Blandon.[4]

History[edit]

A post office called Blandon has been in operation since 1862.[5] Sources differ whether the community was named for H. Willis Bland,[6] a county judge, or for Robert Bland,[7] an original owner of the town site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blandon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2016-02-13.
  3. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Census.gov". www.census.gov. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ "The Third Rail, Blandon - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - TripAdvisor". www.tripadvisor.com. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Berks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Township settled by Friends". Reading Eagle -. Apr 1, 2002. pp. B8. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  7. ^ Meiser, George M. (Oct 20, 1982). "Blandon town was built around blacksmith shop". Reading Eagle. p. 11. Retrieved 29 October 2015.