Locust Valley, Pennsylvania
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|Elevation||642 ft (196 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|Area code(s)||610 Exchange: 282|
Locust Valley, Pennsylvania is a village located in the southeastern corner of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States at the southern end of Upper Saucon Township. The main crossroad is the intersection of Locust Valley Road and Blue Church Road South. This area is bordered by Springfield Township and Milford Township in Bucks County, PA along with Lower Milford Township in Lehigh County. The present mailing address is Coopersburg, PA, 18036.
The village developed around an iron mill (P. Weaver Foundry) that is located near the headwaters of Laurel Run (South Branch of the Saucon Creek). Laurel Run is a regulated trout stream in Pennsylvania. The mill race can still be seen as part of Locust Valley Golf Course.
The one-room schoolhouse, built in 1880, is still in existence as a residential home at the intersection of Blue Church Rd S and Beverly Hills Rd. This school district was later incorporated into the Southern Lehigh School District.
- Aschbach, G. A. Map of Lehigh County. (1862). https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3823l.la000766/
- Hauser, James J. A history of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, from the earliest settlements to the present time, including much valuable information for the use of schools, families, libraries. Jacks, The Printer, (1902), p. 47. https://archive.org/details/historyoflehighc00hause, Also referenced here: http://www.lehighvalleyhistory.com/upper-saucon, and here: http://www.livingplaces.com/PA/Lehigh_County/Upper_Saucon_Township/Locust_Valley.html