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Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

Kunkletown, Pennsylvania
Saint Matthew's Church in Kunkletown
Saint Matthew's Church in Kunkletown
Kunkletown is located in Pennsylvania
Kunkletown
Kunkletown
Kunkletown is located in the US
Kunkletown
Kunkletown
Coordinates: 40°50′52″N 75°26′54″W / 40.84778°N 75.44833°W / 40.84778; -75.44833
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMonroe
TownshipEldred
Elevation531 ft (162 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18058
Area code(s)610 and 484 (610 Exchange: 381)
GNIS feature ID1178712[1]

Kunkletown is an unincorporated community in Eldred Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] It is located at an elevation of 531 feet. It is at ZIP Code 18058.

History

An 1845 book is the first published reference to Kunklesville. It says it bore "the name of its proprietor, [and that it] was started about 15 years ago, consisting of seven or eight dwellings, one tavern, one store, a school house, a German Reformed Church and a grist mill."[2] A Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania newspaper referred to it as Kunkletown in December 1846.[3][better source needed]

Demographics

The population of Kunkletown's ZIP code in the 2010 census was 9,464, of whom 8,924 were Caucasian, 377 were African-American, 499 were Hispanic, 81 were Asian, 77 were Indian, 9 were Hawaiian, and 161 were of other races. The average home value in 2000 was $114,800, and the average household income that year was $44,580.[4]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b c "Kunkletown, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Rupp, I. Daniel (1845). History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties. Via Rowland, Bob (August 21, 2004). "The Kunkles in Kunkletown, PA". Ancestry.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Rowland
  4. ^ "Kunkletown, PA". ZIP-codes.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012.

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