Lehigh County was founded 1812 from Northampton County.
(Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, Graveyard and Steel Mill. Walker Evans, Photographer, Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration Collection.)
Scott Andrew Trexler II Research Library & Archives
Welcome to the Lehigh County Historical Society's Library and Archives. We invite you to explore our excellent collection of local and regional history and extensive genealogy holdings. Here, at Lehigh County's most significant archives, you will find a wealth of resource material for the serious and casual historian and the genealogist: books, maps, newspapers, photographs, oral histories, church and social records, personal and family papers, business documents and numerous county records. To facilitate your research, our reading room offers connections for personal laptops and a skilled staff happy to help you.
If you can't travel to our Library, professional research services are available by mail. For more information and to request research, fill out a Research Request Form.
Through the digitization and presentation of letters, books, photographs, maps, essays, and oral histories the site will aid researchers in understanding not only the lives of railroad barons and steel titans, but also the experiences of average folks who worked and lived in the community.
Lehigh County Cemetery Records [Interment.net]
"A History of Lehigh County" by James J. Hauser [LOC - Digital copy online at Internet Archive]
(Lehigh County Township Map courtesy of Kristin Bryson and Bare Roots Publishing.)