Pleasant Corners, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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Pleasant Corners, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Pleasant Corners is located in Pennsylvania
Pleasant Corners
Pleasant Corners
Coordinates: 40°41′0″N 75°41′26″W / 40.68333°N 75.69056°W / 40.68333; -75.69056Coordinates: 40°41′0″N 75°41′26″W / 40.68333°N 75.69056°W / 40.68333; -75.69056
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLehigh
TownshipHeidelberg
Elevation
568 ft (173 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1199318[1]

Pleasant Corners is an unincorporated community located in Heidelberg Township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Pleasant Corners is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 100 and Pennsylvania Route 309 between New Tripoli and Schnecksville. It is part of the Lehigh Valley region of the state.[2]

Jacob Holben erected a foundry in 1850 and the settlement was named Holbensville. In 1857, it was renamed "Pleasant Corners".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pleasant Corners". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 24, 2011. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Miller, Benjamin LeRoy (1941). "Toponymy" (PDF). Geology of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania. 4. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Geological Survey. p. 78. Pleasant Corner(s), Heidelberg Township; originally named Holben(s)ville for Jacob Holben who erected a foundry there in 1850. It was changed to its present name by Owen Hunsicker, Daniel Rex and Abraham Peter because of its desirable location, about 1857. The first post office there, established in 1873, was called Jordan Post Office.