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Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

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Where is Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA? 

Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Allentown is the county seat of Lehigh County.

The area that is today the center of Allentown was laid out as Northampton Town in 1762 by William Allen, a wealthy shipping merchant, former mayor of the city of Philadelphia and then-Chief Justice of the Province of Pennsylvania.

Allen hoped that Northampton Town would displace Easton as the seat of Northampton County and also become a commercial center due to its location along the Lehigh River and its proximity to Philadelphia.

On March 18, 1811, the town was formally incorporated as the Borough of Northamptown. On March 6, 1812, Lehigh County was formed from the western half of Northampton County, and Northampton Town was selected as the county seat. The town was officially renamed "Allentown" on April 16, 1838, after years of popular usage. Allentown was formally incorporated as a city on March 12, 1867.Wikipedia


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1762 - Allentown, Pennsylvania founded
Incorporated as Northamptontown.
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News  1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
...At Allentown, Pa., there was a general rocking of houses, and in some instances the motion was...Read MORE...

News  1888 - A fire on the 25th in Barber & Co.'s thread-mill at Allentown, Pa., caused a loss of $250,000.

St Joseph Herald
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January 28, 1888
News  1909 - ALLENTOWN MAN KILLED. Alfred Ashley Thrown to Death From Wagon When Horse Bolted.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 29.- Alfred Ashley, twenty-nine years old, was driving the delivery wagon of...Read MORE...

News  1909 - ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DAMAGED BY FIRE.
Allentown, Pa., March 4. - The Tenth ward school house was damaged to the extent of $20,000 by a...Read MORE...

1916
Allentown, a city, capital of Lehigh co., Pa., on the right bank of the Lehigh River and on the...Read MORE...

News  1926 - ELEVEN DEAD AND 7 MISSING IN HOTEL FIRE AT ALLENTOWN.
Allentown, Pa., Jan. 23 - Eleven persons are known to be dead, from five to seven other victims are ...Read MORE...

News  1947 - MAIN BUILDING AT MUHLENBERG COLLEGE BURNED.
Allentown, (INS) - The great stone walls were all that remained today of the 43-year-old...Read MORE...

News  1958 - SIX KILLED BY ALLENTOWN GAS BLASTS. FIRE SPECTATORS ARE VICTIMS OF HOTEL EXPLOSION.
Allentown, Pa. (UPI) - A series of gas explosions destroyed the Mountainville Inn Sunday, killing...Read MORE...

1965 - September 29 - WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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