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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Lehighton is approximately 5,537 (2000), 5500 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,546 (2000), 2296 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lehighton is 4.438 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lehighton is 1.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.087 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lehighton to Washington DC is 150 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 72 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lehighton is positioned 40.83 degrees north of the equator and 75.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lehighton elevation is 1,100 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Hemlock.
The Lehighton city color is Maroon and White. Lehighton median income is $ 28,566 (2000).
The Lehighton median home price is $ 71,900 (2000).
Lehighton average annual precipitation is 48.8 inches peryear.
Lehighton average annual snowfall is 33.7 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 24.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 46.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 49.7 degrees F.


in northeast Pennsylvania about 26 miles northwest of Allentown in the southwest Pocono Mountains. It is 6 miles northwest of Palmerton and 85 miles northwest of Philadelphia. It is also about 100 miles west of the New York City area. Here is a location page for Lehighton.
Other nearby communities include Weissport, Weissport East, Parryville, Jim Thorpe, Powmanstown, Nesquehoning and Slatington.

The whole town is built on a hill, Mahoning Mountain borders the south part of town, Bear mountain borders the north. Strategic location in central Carbon County right off of I-476, PA routes 248, 902, and 443 end in Lehighton and US route 209 runs right through town
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History & History Related Items

Most of the early settlers were from Germany. Even today, (2002) over 50% of the residents are of German ancestry. In the mid-1700's, the town was first known as Gnadenhutten. The town grew and eventually a new settlement was built across the river named New Gnadenhutten. In 1755, an Indian uprising occurred led by Teedyuscung, who felt his people were being treated unfairly. Gnadenhutten suffered greatly by the attack, but the residents of New Gnadenhutten were able to escape without harm. After this attack, Fort Allen, along with many other forts, was built in New Gnadenhutten.

Jacob Weiss and Judge William Henry planned a new town here in 1794 which they named after the local Lehigh River. It became a popular rest stop for travelers. Lehighton became an official borough in 1866.

Here is a good history page for Lehighton.
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In August each year, there is a Bike Nite held where thousands upon thousands of bikers gather in the town center and have a huge festival, Several other yearly events occur also
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Lehighton City Government

City of Lehighton
Municipal Offices
Post Office Box 29
Constitution Avenue
Lehighton Pa 18235
Phone: 610-377-4002
Fax: 610-377-6638

Lehighton is a Borough.

Lehighton Historical Events

the Downtown area is undergoing a reconstruction phase after many stores were vacant a few years ago

Lehighton Chamber

Lehighton Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 483
Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone 610-377-2191

Lehighton Organizations

Lehighton Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 483
Lehighton, PA 18235
Phone 610-377-2191

Lehighton Libraries

Lehighton Area Memorial Library
124 North Street
Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235
Phone: 610-377-2750 Lehighton


The population of Lehighton was:
1990 - 5,914
2000 - 5,537
2002 - 5,529 (estimate)
These figures are from US Census data. They are also for the Borough of Lehighton. There may also be a larger township, but these figures and information on the page refer to the Borough. Some of the information may apply to the larger area also. The larger town has a population of approximately 9,150 persons. .

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