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Schnecksville is a census-designated place (CDP) in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Schnecksville is a suburb of Allentown, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

Schnecksville was first settled in 1756 by Adam Schneck, who owned a tract of land in the area. His log home is still standing but has been moved about a half mile from its original location. In 1840 Schnecksville was laid out by Daniel Schneck. The Schnecks still live in the town today. He and his son Moses Schneck owned a hotel and other buildings. A George Rau opened a store. There was a post office here in 1846 with Peter Gross as postmaster. In 1880 the population was 160 persons. There were two hotels, a store, twenty two dwellings, a school and a church.

Pennsylvania Route 309 runs through the middle of the area, exiting to the south towards Orefield and to the northwest towards Pleaseant Corners. Pennsylvania Route 873begins at PA 309 in Schnecksville and exits the area to the north towards Neffs. To the southwest is the Trexler Nature Preserve, which is also home to the Trexler Environmental Center and the Lehigh Valley Zoo.

Schnecksville is also home to one of the area's top dairy farms: the Crystal Spring dairy farm located on Bellview Road in Schnecksville. The farm has been in operation for over 100 years and is owned by the Sell family. The farm has a store that sells homemade and homegrown products; a specialty of the store is homemade ice cream, which is made fresh daily.

The community is served by the Parkland School District and Northwestern Lehigh School District.

As of 2010 census, Schnecksville was (95.4%) White, (.085%) African American, (1.36%) Asian, (.0047%) from other races, and (1.32%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were (2.89%) of the population. There are 1,546 Females (52.6%) and 1,389 Males (47.3%) with most of the population 674 (22.9%) under 18 and 2,261 (77%) 18 and over. Ages 50-64 is the highest group 692 (23.5%) followed by 35-49 with 644 (21.9%), then 65 & over with 473 (16.1%), then 25-34 with 258 (8.7%) and finally 20-24 with 122 (4.1%).

More information is available at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnecksville,_Pennsylvania



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