Place:Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

NameLehigh
Alt namesLehighsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.75°N 75.617°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1812 - )
See alsoNorthampton, Pennsylvania, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Contained Places
Borough
Alburtis
Catasauqua
Coopersburg
Coplay
Emmaus ( 1700 - )
Fountain Hill
Macungie
Slatington
Cemetery
Jerusalam Lutheran Church Cemetery
Saint Paul's UCC Cemetery
Census-designated place
Ancient Oaks
Fullerton
Hokendauqua
Schnecksville
Inhabited place
Allen Junction
Allentown ( 1750 - )
Balliettsville
Best Station
Bethlehem
Bittners Corner
Breinigsville
Bungalow Park
Cedarbrook County Home
Cementon
Center Valley
Centreville
Cetronia
Chapman
Chestnut Hill
Claussville
Coffeetown
Colesville
Corning
Crackersport
Custer
Diebertsville
Dillingerville
Dorneyville
East Allentown
East Fogelsville
Eckert
Egypt
Emerald
Emmaus Junction
Farmington
Fogelsville
Friedens
Friedensville
Gauff Hill
Germansville
Greenawalds
Griesemersville
Guth
Guthsville
Haafsville
Haines
Hanover Acres
Hartzell
Hawktown
Helfrichsville
Hensingersville
Hillside
Hilltown
Hosensack
Hynemansville
Ironton
Jacksonville
Jordan Valley
Juniper Circle
Kernsville
Krassdale
Krocksville
Kuhnsville
Lanark
Laros
Laurys Station
Leather Corner Post
Lehigh Furnace
Lehigh Gap
Limeport
Litzenberg
Lochland
Lockridge
Locust Valley
Lynnport
Lynnville
Lyon Valley
Mechanicsville
Metamora Station
Meyersville
Mickleys Gardens
Mickleys
Midway Manor
Milford Park
Mosserville
Neffs
New Smithville
New Tripoli
Newhard
Newside
Newtown
North Coplay
North Fogelsville
Notre Dame Hills
Old Zionsville
Orefield
Ormrod
Overlook Springs
Park Way Manor
Parkside Courts
Peters Store
Pleasant Corners
Powder Valley
Raberts Corner
Raubs Mills
Rextown
Rising Sun
River View
Rockdale
Rosemont Terrace
Ruchsville
Ruppsville
Saegersville
Saucon Valley Terrace
Saucon Valley
Scheidy
Scherersville
Schneidersville
Seiberlingville
Seipstown
Shankweilers
Shimerville
Sigmund
Slatedale
Slateville
Spring Creek
Steinsville
Sterlingworth
Stetlersville
Stiles
Stines Corner
Summit Lawn
Switzer
Trexlertown
Trout Creek
Vera Cruz Station
Vera Cruz
Walbert
Waldheim Park
Wallner
Wanamakers
Weidasville
Weilersville
Wellington
Welshtown
Wennersville
Werleys Corner
Wescosville
West Catasauqua
Westwood Heights
Whitehall
Williamstown
Woodlawn
Zionsville
Township
Hanover
Heidelberg
Lower Macungie
Lower Milford
Lowhill
Lynn
North Whitehall
Salisbury
South Whitehall
Upper Macungie
Upper Milford
Upper Saucon
Washington
Weisenberg
Whitehall (township)
Unknown
Lehigh Valley
Ritterville
Shoenersville
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Lehigh County is a county located in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 349,497. Its county seat is Allentown, the state's third largest city behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In addition to Allentown, the county includes the western section of the city of Bethlehem, six boroughs and 14 townships. Of 67 Pennsylvania counties, it is the 11th most populous. It is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area.

It is currently the fastest growing county in the entire state of Pennsylvania, and amongst the fastest growing nationwide from 2010 to 2012, ranking in the 79th percentile overall for that time period.

The county, which was first settled around 1730, was formed in 1812 with the division of Northampton County into two counties. It is named after the Lehigh River, whose name is derived from the Delaware Indian term Lechauweki or Lechauwekink, meaning "where there are forks".

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1812 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1812 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1812 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 18,895
1830 22,256
1840 25,787
1850 32,479
1860 43,753
1870 56,796
1880 65,969
1890 76,631
1900 93,893
1910 118,832
1920 148,101
1930 172,893
1940 177,533
1950 198,207
1960 227,536
1970 255,304
1980 272,349
1990 291,130

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Lehigh County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.lehighcounty.org/


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