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Oley, Pennsylvania
The Milloth House
The Milloth House
Oley, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Oley, Pennsylvania
Oley, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Oley, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Oley, Pennsylvania
Oley, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Township Oley
Elevation
443 ft (135 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,282
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19547
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1198264

Oley (also called Friedensburg) is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Oley Township, Berks County, United States, located along Routes 73 and 662. The entire township is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Little Manatawny Creek flows SE through Oley into the Manatawny Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River. Berks Career and Technology Center has a campus in Oley serving eastern Berks County. Oley Valley High School and Reading Motorcycle Club are also located in Oley. The ZIP code of Oley is 19547. As of the 2010 census the population was 1,282 residents.

History

A post office called Oley Furnace was established in 1828, and renamed Oley in 1836. The community took its name from Oley Township.

Notable residents

  • Tommy Hinnershitz – sprint car racer who was nicknamed the "Oley Dirt Farmer"

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