LEHIGH COUNTY
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Lehigh County

Lehigh County (Pennsylvania German: Lechaa Kaundi) is a county located
in the Lehigh Valley region of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania...
Lehigh County
was formed on March 6, 1812 from Northampton County. Its county seat is
Allentown. Lehigh County is named after the Lehigh River, which runs through
the county's two largest cities, Allentown and Bethlehem. The eastern half of
Bethlehem is located in Northampton County. Lehigh County is bounded on the
north-west by the Kittatinney or Blue mountains, separating it from Schuylkill and
Carbon counties, north-west by Northampton, south-east by Bucks, and
south-west by Montgomery and Berks counties. The county is picturesque,
formed by limestone and clay slate with several creeks running through the
landscape. The  townships and boroughs that make up Lehigh County, are listed
below

As of the 2010 census, the population was 349,497.] Its county seat is
Allentown, the state's third-largest city behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The county, which was first settled around 1730, was formed in 1812 with
the division of Northampton County into two counties. It is named after the
Lehigh River, whose name is derived from the Delaware Indian term
Lechauweki or Lechauwekink, meaning "where there are forks".
Lehigh County is part of the New York City metropolitan area, but also
borders the Delaware Valley and is a part of the Philadelphia media market.
It is one of the fastest-growing counties in Pennsylvania

Cities

Allentown (County Seat)
Bethlehem (Partial)

Boroughs

Alburtis
Catasauqua
Coopersburg
Coplay
Emmaus
Fountain Hill
Macungie
Slatington

Townships

Hanover
Heidelberg
Lower Macungie
Lower Milford
Lowhill
Lynn
North Whitehall
Salisbury
South Whitehall
Upper Macungie
Upper Milford
Upper Saucon
Washington
Weisenburg
Whitehall




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FFFACTS ABOUT THE COUNTY

xCountry --- United States
State ---  Pennsylvania
Founded --- March 6, 1812 (Divided from Northampton County
Named for -- Lehigh River
Seat -- Allentown
Largest borough --Allentown
Area ---• 348 sq mi (900 km2)
• Land --345 sq mi (890 km2)
• Water --- 3.1 sq mi (8 km2)  0.9%%
Population ---  369,318
• Density ---1,046/sq mi (404/km2)
Time zone --UTC−5 (Eastern) • Summer (DST)
UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district  ---7th
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LEHIGH COUNTY EXECUTIVE
CARBON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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Lehigh County has a home-rule charter with a County Executive , four at-large and five district
commissioners. In 2006 Lehigh County voters approved a county-charter amendment to combine
the offices of Clerk of Courts, Register of Wills, and Recorder of Deeds into the office of the Clerk
of Judicial Records.
Phillips Armstrong (D)
CARBON COUNTY ROW OFFICES
Marc
Grammes  (R)
Commissioner
District 1
Vice Chair
Percy
Dougherty (R)
Commissioner
District 2
Amy Zanelli (D)
Commissioner
District 3
Chair
Nathan Brown
(R)
Commissioner
District 5
Zakiya Smalls (D)
Commissioner at
Large
David
Harrington (D)
Commissioner at
Large
Geoff Brace (D)
Commissioner
District 4
Dan Hartzell (D)
Commissioner at
Large
Bob Elbich (D)
Commissioner at
Large
Andrea Naugle (D)
Clerk of Judicial
Records
Joe Hanna (R)
Sheriff
Eric Minnich (D)
Coronor
Jim Martin (R)
District Attorney
Mark Pinsley (D)
Controller
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