New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
Location in Lehigh County
|• Total||0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)|
|• Land||0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||578 ft (176 m)|
|• Density||980/sq mi (378.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||610 and 484 (610 Exchange: 298)|
|GNIS feature ID||1182377|
New Tripoli (// trih-POH-lee) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 898. New Tripoli is ZIP code 18066 in area code 610, exchange 298.
The name comes from Tripoli in Libya, in commemoration of the fighting in the Barbary Wars. The pronunciation of New Tripoli is with the stress on "PO", as many non-natives make the mistake of stressing the first syllable which will often be corrected by natives.
The village is located at the intersection of Madison Street and Pennsylvania Route 143 near Pennsylvania Route 309 on the northern edge of the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. It is in northwestern Lehigh County, in the eastern part of Lynn Township. PA 143 leads east 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to PA 309 and southwest 8 miles (13 km) to Kempton. PA 309 leads southeast 14 miles (23 km) to the west side of the Allentown area and northwest across Blue Mountain 16 miles (26 km) to Tamaqua.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the New Tripoli CDP has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), of which 41,340 square feet (3,841 m2), or 0.16%, are water. School Creek flows westward through the north side of town, joining Ontelaunee Creek just west of the CDP border. Water runoff from the town flows via School Creek, Ontelaunee Creek, and Maiden Creek to the Schuylkill River, part of the Delaware River watershed.
The village is served by Northwestern Lehigh School District.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places: Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
- "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), New Tripoli CDP, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
- "New Tripoli". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Espenshade, A. Howry (1925). Pennsylvania place names. State College, PA: The Pennsylvania State College. p. 315.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to New Tripoli, Pennsylvania.|
- "Lehigh County: Local History" at LehighCounty.org, includes several references to New Tripoli.
- "Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society" at http://www.lynnheidelberg.org/, includes several references, local events and photos of New Tripoli.
- "New Tripoli separates natives from visitors" at mcall.com, explores the history of the town's unusual pronunciation.