Linfield, Pennsylvania facts for kids

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Village of Linfield
Unincorporated Village
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19468
Area code 610
Website: www.limerickpa.org

Linfield is an unincorporated village, part of Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is located approximately 35 miles north-west of Philadelphia, along the Schuylkill River.

Located on the Reading Railroad line to Philadelphia, Linfield was the industrial hub of Limerick Township into the 1960s. Kinseys Distillery, Sanitary Corporation of America and Trinley Mill provided the industrial base for the area.

History

The area called Linfield was originally known as Limerick Station. In 1884 there was an attempt to incorporate the area as a Borough.

The Continental Army marched through Linfield during the Campaign of 1777.

Geography

Linfield is located at 40°12′36″N 75°34′13″W / 40.21°N 75.57028°W / 40.21; -75.57028 (40.2101520, -75.5701920). The village lies on the northern banks of the Schuylkill River across from Parker Ford.


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