Maxatawny, Pennsylvania

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Maxatawny, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Maxatawny is located in Pennsylvania
Maxatawny
Maxatawny
Coordinates: 40°32′33″N 75°41′20″W / 40.54250°N 75.68889°W / 40.54250; -75.68889Coordinates: 40°32′33″N 75°41′20″W / 40.54250°N 75.68889°W / 40.54250; -75.68889
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Township Maxatawny
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19538
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1180566[1]

Maxatawny is an unincorporated community located on U.S. Route 222 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States five miles east of Kutztown.[2] It is in the Lehigh watershed and Schaefer Run flows through it to the Little Lehigh Creek. It has a post office with the ZIP code of 19538.[3] Traffic speed on US 222 is reduced to 35 miles-per-hour passing through the village, which borders Lehigh County.

History[edit]

A post office called Maxatawny was established in 1829.[4] The community took its name from Maxatawny Township.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Maxatawny". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Maxatawny, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Berks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Some peculiar post office names in Berks". Reading Eagle. Nov 27, 1910. p. 11. Retrieved 2 December 2015.