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
Kunkletown is located in the US
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

(610 Exchange: 381)
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, [it] was started about 15 years ago, consisting of seven or eight dwellings, one tavern, 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]

On May 11th 2018, in a 3rd grade class in Highland Elementary School in the Town of Lake Stevens, WA, Kunkletown was used as a reference for a Math problem, this lead to curiosity by parents and students to know where this city was located, it was thought to be in Hawaii, Arkansa and even in Alabama, it was a surprise to the students and parents to learn it was a Wine Country Town on the East Coast.

The entire research was done using the App Marco Polo.

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