Obelisk, Pennsylvania

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Obelisk, Pennsylvania
Obelisk is located in Pennsylvania
Obelisk
Obelisk
Coordinates: 40°17′17″N 75°30′41″W / 40.28806°N 75.51139°W / 40.28806; -75.51139Coordinates: 40°17′17″N 75°30′41″W / 40.28806°N 75.51139°W / 40.28806; -75.51139
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
TownshipUpper Frederick
Elevation
335 ft (102 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
19492
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1204319[1]

Obelisk is an unincorporated community in Upper Frederick Township and Lower Frederick Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. Obelisk is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 73 and Faust Road.[2]

According to tradition, the community was so named from image of an obelisk in the logo of paper collars sold in the area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obelisk". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (Map) (18th ed.). 1"=2000'. ADC Map. 2006. p. 3028. § H4. ISBN 0-87530-775-2.
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 92.