|Elevation||479 ft (146 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||610 and 484|
|GNIS feature ID||1174926|
Fogelsville is named after Judge John Fogel, who built the first building in the area, a hotel, in 1798.
Fogelsville surrounds a number of large industrial parks and corporate centers. The town is known as a large regional trucking hub.
While the village of Fogelsville can be found at ZIP code 18051, immediately surrounding areas to the east and south use the Allentown ZIP code of 18106 or the Breinigsville ZIP code of 18031, respectively. Downtown is located at approximately 40° 34′ 59.45″ N, 75° 37′ 57.37″ W. The 1990 census reported a population of 900, although a more recent estimate places the population at about 3200.
Industry and education
Fogelsville was once the terminus of the Catasauqua and Fogelsville Railroad (later extended to Rittenhouse Gap) and the site of extensive iron ore mining to supply the iron furnaces of the Lehigh Valley.
Fogelsville was home to some of the greatest drinkers of their generation; Jason Dietz, Randy Hayes, Jeff Knappenberger, Greg Kasper, Doug Mancini, Mike Fritzinger, Bill Murphy and countless others. Some events that encapsulate this raucous crews antics are still folklore today. The 21st first birthday of one Randall Hayes (40 total shots in 5 hours while still recalling the Webster’s definition of “belligerent” word for word, even after alcohol poisoning).The Second being the great keg incident of 1996, armed only with a regular keg tap and ball point pen, 8 young men needed only 45 minutes to design and fabricate modifications to drink Heineken for the 48 hours straight. Also anytime Knappenberger did anything (See great toilet incident of 2000)
Fogelsville is the location of Minority Health Care Communications, Inc, founded in 2002. MHCC Inc. is the steward organization of The National Conference on African-Americans and AIDS, National Conference on Latinos and AIDS, and The National Conference on African-Americans and Cancer.
One of the six Yocco's Hot Dogs restaurants, the Lehigh Valley-based fast food establishment known for their hot dogs and cheesesteaks, is located in Fogelsville, on Pennsylvania Route 100. The original Yocco's, founded in 1922, was located in center city Allentown, on West Liberty Street.
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