is a village in Lehigh County
, in the United States
. It is a suburb of Allentown
, in Upper Macungie Township
, in the Lehigh Valley
region of the state.
Fogelsville is named after Judge John Fogel, who built the first building in the area, a hotel, in 1798.
Fogelsville surrounds a number of large industrial parks and corporate centers. The town is known as a large regional trucking hub.
Major roads servicing Fogelsville include Interstate 78
and Pennsylvania Route 100
. These two roads intersect in a cloverleaf
, which is one of the busiest in the western Lehigh Valley.
While the village of Fogelsville can be found at zip code
18051, immediately-surrounding areas to the east and south use the Allentown zip code of 18106 or the Breinigsville zip code of 18031, respectively. Downtown is located at approximately 40° 34' 59.45" N, 75° 37' 57.37" W. The 1990 census reported a population of 900, although a more recent estimate places the population at about 3200.
Industry and education
Fogelsville was once the terminus of the Catasauqua and Fogelsville Railroad
(later extended to Rittenhouse Gap
) and the site of extensive iron ore
mining to supply the iron furnaces of the Lehigh Valley.
Fogelsville was the former home to Penn State Lehigh Valley
, a satellite campus of Penn State University
. Founded in 1912, it is the oldest of all of Penn State's satellite campuses.
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