Obelisk, Pennsylvania

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Obelisk, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Township Upper Frederick
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19492
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1204319[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.