Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania

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Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Kleinfeltersville Hotel and Tavern
Kleinfeltersville Hotel and Tavern
Kleinfeltersville is located in Pennsylvania
Kleinfeltersville
Kleinfeltersville
Coordinates: 40°18′3″N 76°14′57″W / 40.30083°N 76.24917°W / 40.30083; -76.24917Coordinates: 40°18′3″N 76°14′57″W / 40.30083°N 76.24917°W / 40.30083; -76.24917
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Township Heidelberg
Elevation 581 ft (177 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17039
Area code(s) 717
GNIS feature ID 1178581[1]

Kleinfeltersville is an unincorporated community in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is almost due east of Schaefferstown on Pennsylvania Route 897.

Kleinfeltersville is one of the longest one-word, unhyphenated place names in the United States recognized by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. At 17 characters, it is tied with Mooselookmeguntic, Maine.[2] Kleinfeltersville (ZIP code 17039) is the longest one-word name given to a United States Post Office.

It is the site of the Kleinfeltersville Hotel and Tavern, built before the start of the American Civil War[3] and is also known to outdoorspersons as the community nearest to the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, a popular location for birdwatching and other outdoor activities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kleinfeltersville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Domestic Names - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)". U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "A little bit of history...". Kleinfeltersville Hotel and Tavern. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area". Pennsylvania Game Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2012.