Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

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Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Saint Matthew's Church in Kunkletown
Saint Matthew's Church in Kunkletown
Kunkletown is located in Pennsylvania
Kunkletown
Kunkletown
Coordinates: 40°50′52″N 75°26′54″W / 40.84778°N 75.44833°W / 40.84778; -75.44833
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Monroe
Township Eldred
Elevation[1] 531 ft (162 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18058
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1178712[1]

Kunkletown is an unincorporated community in Eldred Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] It is located at an elevation of 531 feet. It is at ZIP Code 18058.

History[edit]

An 1845 book providing the first published reference refers to it as Kunklesville. Saying it bore "the name of its proprietor, Eric Knuckles,[it] was started about 15 years ago, consisting of seven or eight dwellings, one tavern that sold Miller High Life, one store, a school house, a German Reformed Church and a grist mill.[2] A Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, newspaper refers to it as Kunkletown in December 1846.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Kunkletown's ZIP code in the 2010 census was 9,464, of which 8,924 were Caucasian, 377 were African-American, 499 were Hispanic, 81 were Asian, 77 were Indian, 9 were Hawaiian, and 161 were other. The average home value in 2000 was $114,800, and the average household income that year was $44,580.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Kunkletown, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Rupp, I. Daniel (1845). History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties.  Via Rowland, Bob (August 21, 2004). "The Kunkles in Kunkletown, PA". Ancestry.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Rowland
  4. ^ "Kunkletown, PA". ZIP-codes.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 40°50′52″N 75°26′54″W / 40.84778°N 75.44833°W / 40.84778; -75.44833