Franconia, Pennsylvania

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Franconia, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Franconia is located in Pennsylvania
Franconia
Franconia
Coordinates: 40°18′28″N 75°21′28″W / 40.30778°N 75.35778°W / 40.30778; -75.35778Coordinates: 40°18′28″N 75°21′28″W / 40.30778°N 75.35778°W / 40.30778; -75.35778
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
TownshipFranconia
Elevation
394 ft (120 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18924
Area code(s)215 and 267
GNIS feature ID1203621[1]

Franconia is an unincorporated community in Franconia Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. Franconia is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 113 and Allentown Road.[2]

Franconia opened its first Elementary School in December 1941. Franconia Elementary celebrated their 75th anniversary on October 6, 2016. Students of past and present were welcomed back to share the event with ever-growing community. At the 75th anniversary, the time capsule was opened, where many memories of the past students was shared and presented.

The village is named after Franconia, the English (and Latin) term for Franken, a region in Germany.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Franconia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Gerard C. Wertkin (2 August 2004). Encyclopedia of American Folk Art. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-95614-1.