Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse

Troxell-Steckel Farmhouse (HM1LW1)

Location: Whitehall, PA 18052 Lehigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 40.558', W 75° 32.114'

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1756

This 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.
In 1768, John Peter Troxell sold this farm to Peter Steckel, another immigrant from Germany. Pennsylvania Germans were on the largest immigrant groups in Eastern Pennsylvania. Their traditions enriched American culture.
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HM NumberHM1LW1
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Placed ByLehigh County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 454766 N 4502925
Decimal Degrees40.67596667, -75.53523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.558', W 75° 32.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 33.48" N, 75° 32' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4229 Reliance St, Whitehall PA 18052, US
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