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Trexlertown (also Trexlerstown[1]) is a census-designated place in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies in the Lehigh Valley between Breinigsville and Wescosville. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,988 residents.

Trexlertown
Location within Lehigh County
Location within Lehigh County
Trexlertown is located in Pennsylvania
Trexlertown
Trexlertown
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Trexlertown is located in the United States
Trexlertown
Trexlertown
Trexlertown (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
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLehigh
TownshipUpper Macungie
Elevation
397 ft (121 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,988
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18087
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1189757[1]

Air Products & Chemicals is located adjacent to Trexlertown. The town also is next to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome, which is home to the Lehigh Valley Cricket Club and various cycling competitions.

Jeremiah Trexler obtained land adjoining that of his father in Upper Macungie Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 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.[2]

Census Pop.
2000957
20101,988107.7%

GeographyEdit

Trexlertown is located at an altitude of 397 feet (121 m).[1]

Public educationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Trexlertown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Roberts, Stoudt, Krick and Dietrich, History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 3:1321; History of Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, online <"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-04-18. Retrieved 2005-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)>; Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, 14: 269-271.