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Locust Valley
Unincorporated Community
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lehigh
Elevation 642 ft (195.7 m)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
Postal code 18036
Area code 610 Exchange: 282
Location of Locust Valley in Lehigh County
Location of Locust Valley in Lehigh County

Locust Valley, Pennsylvania is a village located in the southeastern corner of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States at the southern end of Upper Saucon Township. The main crossroad is the intersection of Locust Valley Road and Blue Church Road South. This area is bordered by Springfield Township and Milford Township in Bucks County, PA along with Lower Milford Township in Lehigh County. The present mailing address is Coopersburg, PA, 18036.

History

The village developed around an iron mill (P. Weaver Foundry) that is located near the headwaters of Laurel Run (South Branch of the Saucon Creek). Laurel Run is a regulated trout stream in Pennsylvania. The mill race can still be seen as part of Locust Valley Golf Course.

The Locust Valley name came from the locust trees planted on the mill owner's property. The Locust Valley golf course still contains numerous locust trees.

The village was once home to a post office, store (W. Trumbaur Store), hotel, school, tavern, and church.

The one-room schoolhouse, built in 1880, is still in existence as a residential home at the intersection of Blue Church Rd S and Beverly Hills Rd. This school district was later incorporated into the Southern Lehigh School District.


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