Lehigh River

Lehigh River (HM1LVW)

Location: Walnutport, PA 18088 Northampton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.172', W 75° 36.098'

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Once owned by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, the Lehigh River was the only privately owned river in the United States. In 1818 the Pennsylvania Legislature gave the company the right to make the river navigable for the transportation of coal. The company's leaders, Josiah White and Erskine Hazard, helped develop a system of dams, bear trap locks, and canals to aid in the transportation of coal. The industrial revolution was fueled by the hundreds of thousands of tons of coal and other raw materials transported down the river to Philadelphia.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByNorthern Lehigh Future Focus
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Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 449213 N 4511497
Decimal Degrees40.75286667, -75.60163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.172', W 75° 36.098'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 10.32" N, 75° 36' 5.88" W
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Area Code(s)610, 570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-699 Lehigh St, Walnutport PA 18088, US
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