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Lynn Township

Lynn Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is a suburb of Allentown, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. The largest township in Lehigh County, it is the most rural and least densely populated township in the county.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 41.7 square miles, of which, 41.4 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it is water. It is in the Delaware watershed and drained by the Ontelaunee Creek and Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River, except for the area near the boundary with Weisenberg Township that is drained by the Switzer Creek via the Jordan Creek into the Lehigh River. Blue Mountain separates it from Schuylkill County in the north.

Its villages include Jacksonville, Lynnville, Lynnport, New Tripoli (pronounced "nu tri-POLE-ee,") Stines Corners (also in Weisenberg,) and Wanamakers. Its numbered routes include 143, 309, and 863. Other local roads of note include Kistler Valley Road/Holbens Valley Road, Mountain Road/Mosserville Road, Owl Valley Road, Schochary Road, and Sechler Road.

Lynn Township was established in 1732, a part of what was known as the Allemangel. Its s ettlers early were predominately German and Swiss. The Kistler Valley area of Lynn Township is named after Johaness Jeorg Kistler who came to the United States in 1737 from the Eloectorate of the Palatinate Germany.

The Frederick and Catherine Leaser Farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

The Township is served by the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

More information is available at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Township,_Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania
and the Lynn Township’s official website at www.lynntwp.org/

Township Office: 7911 Kings Hwy, New Tripoli, 610-298-2645

 
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