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Maxatawny, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Township Maxatawny
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19538
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1180566

Maxatawny is an unincorporated community located on U.S. Route 222 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States five miles east of Kutztown. It is in the Lehigh watershed and Schaefer Run flows through it to the Little Lehigh Creek. It has a post office with the ZIP code of 19538. Traffic speed on US 222 is reduced to 35 miles-per-hour passing through the village, which borders Lehigh County.

History

A post office called Maxatawny was established in 1829. The community took its name from Maxatawny Township.


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