Explore The Lehighton Area - East Penn Township, One room Schools

Self Guided Historical Driving Tour

Explore The Lehighton Area - East Penn Township, One room Schools

Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235, United States

Created By: Lehighton Area Heritage Alliance

Tour Information

Lehighton Area Heritage Alliance takes pride in offering exceptional self-guided historical walking and driving tours, catering to the curiosity of both locals and visitors alike. With a deep appreciation for preserving our heritage, we curate these tours to provide an immersive experience into the captivating stories that shaped our communities. From significant landmarks to lesser-known historical gems, each tour unveils the rich tapestry of our past. Whether you're exploring the bustling streets or quiet corners, our self-guided historical tours offer a remarkable opportunity to connect with the unique history and culture that makes our community truly special. Join us on an adventure where the footsteps of the past guide you through our shared heritage.

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What You'll See on the Tour

In 1817, a group of English settlers took a unique step in establishing another early school at Pennsville (Ashfield) in East Penn Township. What makes this story unique is that these settlers were quite determined to have an all-English i... Read more
Located in the center of the township, North of 895.
This school was established close to the Pennsville Church in 1866 and was replaced in 1900 by a double room school house.
This school house was located between Ashfield and Andreas on 895.
This School House was located just north of Ben Salem Church.
This school house was located between Ashfield and Andreas.
This school house was located between Bowmanstown and Ashfield.
This school house was located at Kittatinny, south of West Bowmanstown.
In early Pennsylvania history, schools emerged, primarily established by diverse religious groups settling in the frontier regions of the colony. A fascinating example is the Moravian Settlement of Gnaden Huetten (Lehighton) in 1746, wher... Read more
In the early days, education in the township was closely tied to the Ben Salem congregation, which predates 1790. The congregation not only organized religious activities but also played a key role in establishing the earliest school. The ... Read more


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