Moselem Springs, Pennsylvania

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Moselem Springs, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Moselem Springs is located in Pennsylvania
Moselem Springs
Moselem Springs
Coordinates: 40°29′08″N 75°50′19″W / 40.48556°N 75.83861°W / 40.48556; -75.83861Coordinates: 40°29′08″N 75°50′19″W / 40.48556°N 75.83861°W / 40.48556; -75.83861
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Township Richmond
Elevation 423 ft (129 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19522
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1181604[1]

Moselem Springs is an unincorporated community in Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is located at the junction of Pennsylvania Route 662 (Moselem Springs Road) and U.S. Highway 222 in Richmond Township. Buildings in the area include the Township Building, Lehigh Valley Health Network's Health Center at Moselem Springs (in the historic Inn, est. 1852), and Richmond Elementary School. The place name comes from the Unami-Len'api term Masch'il'am'ek, which means "trout."[2] In Minsi-Len'api "trout" is Mesch'ila'meek.[3]

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  1. ^ "Moselem Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Brinton, Daniel G., C.F. Denke, and Albert Anthony. A Lenâpé - English Dictionary. Biblio Bazaar, 2009. ISBN 978-1103149223, p. 74
  3. ^ Zeisberger, David. Indian Dictionary: English, German, Iroquois—The Onondaga and Algonquin—The Delaware. Harvard University Press, 1887. ISBN 1104253518, p. 205. “The Delaware” that Zeisberger translated was Minsi-Len’api.

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