Locust Valley, Pennsylvania

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Locust Valley
Unincorporated Community
Locust Valley is located in Pennsylvania
Locust Valley
Locust Valley
Location of Locust Valley in Pennsylvania
Locust Valley is located in the United States
Locust Valley
Locust Valley
Locust Valley (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°29′48.084″N 75°24′22.5576″W / 40.49669000°N 75.406266000°W / 40.49669000; -75.406266000Coordinates: 40°29′48.084″N 75°24′22.5576″W / 40.49669000°N 75.406266000°W / 40.49669000; -75.406266000
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLehigh
Elevation
642 ft (196 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
Postal code
18036
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[1] 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.

History[edit]

The village developed around an iron mill (P. Weaver Foundry[2]) that is located near the headwaters of Laurel Run (South Branch of the Saucon Creek[3]). Laurel Run[4] is a regulated trout stream in Pennsylvania. The mill race can still be seen as part of Locust Valley Golf Course.

The Locust Valley name came from the locust trees planted on the mill owner's property. The Locust Valley golf course still contains numerous locust trees.

The village was once home to a post office, store (W. Trumbaur Store[2]), hotel,[5] school, tavern,[2] and church.

The one-room schoolhouse, built in 1880,[6] 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.

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