Our Vision: to collect, preserve, and celebrate the history of Lower Macungie Township of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
A HISTORY OF LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP
Second Edition - 1996
Over twenty years ago, during the nation’s Bicentennial celebration, volunteers decided to record as much as possible of the disappearing past of Lower Macungie Township. Thanks to the many longtime residents who shared family histories and allowed their old photos to be copied, a large, well-illustrated book was published. ‘A History of Lower Macungie Township’ contains over 370 pages, more than 500 photographs, and 12 maps. It has recently been reprinted with some additions, including a comprehensive index that greatly facilitates genealogical research.
The book has chapters on early settlement, farmsteads (mostly photographs), agriculture and family life, mills, iron mining and the iron industry, railroads and trolley lines, education, churches, communities, and civil history. Histories of Macungie and Alburtis are included in the chapter on communities. Early records in the chapter on Civil History include the tax list from 1762 and the names on the county assessor’s list of 1781.
A History of Lower Macungie Township may be purchased at the Lower Macungie Township Municipal Building, 3400 Brookside Road, during regular business hours, or directly from the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society. Copies are also available from the Macungie Historical Society at the Macungie Institute, 510 East Main Street, Macungie.
The cost is $24.95 (plus 6% sales tax for Pennsylvania residents) for soft cover or soft cover with spiral binding editions, or $39.95 (plus 6% sales tax for Pennsylvania residents) for the hard cover edition.
Members of the historical society are entitled to a discount of $5 off the regular price of any book purchased.
Mail orders should include $5 for shipping and handling.
Please make checks payable to LMTHS and send along with your name and address to LMTHS, Post Office Box 3722, Wescosville, Pennsylvania 18106.
Copies of the book are also available at all meetings of the Macungie and Lower Macungie Township historical societies.