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Stockertown

Stockertown is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States and is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The small borough contains large industries such as Hercules Cement, Polymer Products, and Praxair. The borough is located within a 212-mile radius and provides services for a population of 927 residents. Stockertown is at the hub of five surrounding second-class townships, providing the closest access to Pennsylvania Toute 33 for many industrial parks in these townships. Since 2006, Forks Township has been contracted to provide fire services to the borough, and the borough maintains its own police department.

The Borough of Stockertown was named for the Stockers, who settled on the land in the late 18th century. The post village was referred to as Stockersville as of 1845, and described as a very fertile area. In late 1900, by which time the village was being called Stockertown, a group of the village's citizens petitioned Northampton County Court to grant the community the status of a borough. That petition was granted and, early in 1901, the Borough government was organized.

In 1906, a cement plant (which later became Hercules Cement) was constructed as The Nazareth Works of Atlantic Portland Cement Company. It acquired the name of Hercules Cement Company in 1916 after its holdings after Atlantic Portland Cement filed for bankruptcy. It has changed owners many times through mergers, and as of 2008 is owned by Buzzi Unicem.

As of the2010 census, the borough was (97.7% ) White, (.0032%) African American, (.053%) Asian, (.064%) from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were (3.02%) of the population. There are 468 Females (50.4%) and 459 Males (49.5%) with most of the population 254 (27.4%) under 18 and 673 (72.5%) 18 and over. Ages 35-49 is the highest group 228 (24.5%) followed by 50-64 with 169 (18.2%), then 25-34 with 116 (12.5%), then 65 & over with 99 (10.6%) and finally 20-24 with 47 (5%).

The Borough is served by the Nazareth Area School District.

 

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

and the borough's website at www.stockertown,org

 

Borough Office: 209 Main St, Stockertown, 610-759-8393

 
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