Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

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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, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Schnecksville was 1,989 at the 2000 census. Its U.S. postal code (zip code) is 18078.

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History

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. Actually, there is reference made to two churches, an Evangelical church dated from 1871, and a frame church owned by the United Brethren, the date not given.

Geography

Schnecksville is located at 40°40′33″N 75°36′59″W / 40.67583°N 75.61639°W / 40.67583; -75.61639 (40.675741, -75.616260).[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land. The elevation of Schnecksville is 663 feet above sea level.

Crystal Spring Farm

Schnecksville is also home to one of the area's top dairy farms. It is the Crystal Spring dairy farm located on Bellview Road in Schnecksville. The farm has been in operation for over 100 years. The Sells are the owners of the farm. The farm has a store, which is a fabulous place to buy anything. Almost everything sold is either homemade or homegrown. The specialty is the homemade ice cream, made fresh every day.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,989 people, 715 households, and 592 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,572.5 people per square mile (609.5/km²). There were 738 housing units at an average density of 583.5/sq mi (226.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.89% White, 0.35% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.50% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

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