Yellow House, Pennsylvania

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Yellow House, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Yellow House Hotel, founded 1801
Yellow House Hotel, founded 1801
Yellow House is located in Pennsylvania
Yellow House
Yellow House
Coordinates: 40°19′23″N 75°45′17″W / 40.32306°N 75.75472°W / 40.32306; -75.75472Coordinates: 40°19′23″N 75°45′17″W / 40.32306°N 75.75472°W / 40.32306; -75.75472
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Township Amity and Oley
Elevation 289 ft (88 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19518, 19547
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1191878[1]

Yellow House, Pennsylvania is a village in eastern Berks County at the junction of Routes 562 and 662. It is located in Amity Township and Oley Township. It is drained by the Manatawny Creek into the Schuylkill River. It is split between the Douglassville and Oley post offices, which use the zip codes of 19518 and 19547, respectively.[2]

History[edit]

The Yellow House Hotel was founded in 1801.[3] A post office called Yellow House was established in 1866, and remained in operation until 1974.[4] The community took its name from a local inn.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yellow House". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Hometown Locator
  3. ^ "Yellow House Hotel". Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Berks County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Some peculiar post office names in Berks". Reading Eagle. Nov 27, 1910. p. 11. Retrieved 2 December 2015.