1756This Pennsylvania German farmhouse was constructed in 1756 by John Peter Troxell, an immigrant from Germany in search of a better life. When the structure was built, twenty years before the Declaration of Independence was signed, this farm sat on the edge of wilderness. George Washington was only twenty-four years old, and America was ruled by the King of England. At the time, the house was reported to be the largest residence on the Pennsylvania frontier. The fortress-like masonry walls of this structure are more than two feet thick.
|Placed By||Lehigh County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 454766 N 4502925|
|Decimal Degrees||40.67596667, -75.53523333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 40.558', W 75° 32.114'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 40' 33.48" N, 75° 32' 6.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4229 Reliance St, Whitehall PA 18052, US|
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