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Weisenberg Township

Weisenberg 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.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.8 square miles, all of it land. It is in the Delaware watershed and is drained by the Jordan Creek and Little Lehigh Creek into the Lehigh River and by the Maiden Creek into the Schuylkill River.

Weisenberg is crossed east-to-west by Interstate 78, which has an interchange with north-to-south Route 863 in the south. Other roads of note in the township include Claussville Road, Holbens Valley Road, Lyon Valley Road, Seipstown Valley Road, and Werleys Corner Road/Sweitzer Road. It includes the villages of Haafsville (also in Upper Macungie,) Hymensville, New Smithville, Seiberlingville, Seipstown, Stines Corner (also in Lynn Township,) and Werleys Corner.

Weisenburg Township was formed out of the "Backparts of Macunjy" and part of the Allemangel, and was erected as a township in 1753. Weisenburg was named for the city Weissenburg, a fortress and town in Alsace, from the vicinity in which the majority of the townspeople had come. The first settlements took place in 1734, on and around the highlands in the vicinity of Ziegel Church. (Extracted from "Histories of the Counties of Lehigh and Carbon, In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," by Alfred Mathews, published in 1884.)

The Township is served by the Northwestern Lehigh School District

 

More information is available at

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weisenberg_Township,_Lehigh_County,_Pennsylvania

and the township’s official website at www.weisenbergtownship.org/

 

Township Office: 2175 Seipstown Road, Fogelsville, 610-285-6660

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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