Bowers, Pennsylvania

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Bowers, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Township Maxatawny
Population (2010)
 • Total 326
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19511 & 19539
Area code(s) 610 & 484

Bowers is a census-designated place[1] in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located near the borough of Lyons and is on Sacony Creek, a tributary of the Maiden Creek. As of the 2010 census, the population was 326 residents.[2] Although Bowers has its own post office with the zip code of 19511, some residents are served by the Mertztown post office with the zip code of 19539. [1]


Bowers was founded in 1860 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community was named for the local Bower family.[3]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
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  3. ^ "Some peculiar post office names in Berks". Reading Eagle. Nov 27, 1910. p. 11. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

Coordinates: 40°29′14″N 75°44′32″W / 40.48722°N 75.74222°W / 40.48722; -75.74222