Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
About Lehigh County
Lehigh County comprises a very small portion of PA's 6th District, but has a rich historical past.
Originally home to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans, Lehigh County was settled mostly by Moravians and Mennonites from Germany. The county was officially formed on March 11, 1752, when it separated from Northampton County. It is named after the Lehigh River, which itself derived it's name from the Lenape word lechauweki, meaning “where there are forks.”