Trexlertown, Pennsylvania

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Trexlertown, Pennsylvania
Location of Trexlertown within Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Location of Trexlertown within Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Trexlertown is located in Pennsylvania
Trexlertown
Trexlertown
Location in Pennsylvania
Trexlertown is located in the United States
Trexlertown
Trexlertown
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°32′53″N 75°36′21″W / 40.54806°N 75.60583°W / 40.54806; -75.60583Coordinates: 40°32′53″N 75°36′21″W / 40.54806°N 75.60583°W / 40.54806; -75.60583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
CountyLehigh
TownshipUpper Macungie
Area
 • Census-designated place2.09 sq mi (5.42 km2)
 • Land2.08 sq mi (5.38 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
397 ft (121 m)
Population
 • Census-designated place2,382
 • Density1,147.40/sq mi (443.06/km2)
 • Metro
865,310 (US: 68th)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
18087
Area code(s)610 and 484
FIPS code42-77488
GNIS feature ID1189757[3]
Primary airportLehigh Valley International Airport
Major hospitalLehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest
School districtParkland

Trexlertown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Upper Macungie Township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,382.[4] It is part of the Lehigh Valley, which had a population of 861,899 and was the 68th most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. as of the 2020 census, and lies between Breinigsville and Wescosville.

The global corporate headquarters of Air Products is located immediately across the Trexlertown's eastern border with Allentown. Lehigh Valley Velodrome, a velodrome for professional and amateur cycling, also is located next to Trexlertown, in Breinigsville. Trexlertown is also home to one of four Allentown-area Yocco's Hot Dogs restaurants, located at 7150 Hamilton Boulevard.

History[edit]

Jeremiah Trexler obtained land adjoining that of his father in Upper Macungie Township, where he kept a tavern as early as in 1732. In 1734 a road was laid out from his tavern through North Wales in now Montgomery County to Philadelphia. As was the custom of the time, a village grew around the tavern, which came to be known as Trexlertown.[5]

One of the four Yocco's Hot Dogs restaurants, the Lehigh Valley-based fast food establishment known nationally for their hot dogs and cheesesteaks, is located in Trexlertown at 7150 Hamilton Boulevard.

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000957
20101,988107.7%
20202,38219.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Geography[edit]

Trexlertown is located southwest of the center of Lehigh County along the southeastern edge of Upper Macungie Township at an altitude of 397 feet (121 m). It is bordered to the southwest by Breinigsville and to the southeast by Lower Macungie Township. U.S. Route 222 forms the northern edge of the community; US 222 leads northeast 3 miles (5 km) to its terminus at Interstate 78 outside of Allentown and southwest 30 miles (48 km) to Reading. Pennsylvania Route 100 forms the western edge of Trexlertown, leading north 11 miles (18 km) to its terminus at PA 309 near Pleasant Corners and south 27 miles (43 km) to Pottstown.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trexlertown has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.80%, are water.[7] Schaefer Run and Iron Run join in the southwestern part of the community to form Spring Creek, a southwestward-flowing tributary of Little Lehigh Creek and part of the Lehigh River watershed.

Public education[edit]

Trexlertown is part of the Parkland School District, and students in grades nine through 12 attend Parkland High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ "Trexlertown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Trexlertown CDP, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  5. ^ Roberts, Stoudt, Krick and Dietrich, History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 3:1321; "History of Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania", online <"Lehigh County Website". Archived from the original on 2005-04-18. Retrieved 2005-05-26.>; Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, 14: 269-271.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places: Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 28, 2020.

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