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Bowers, Pennsylvania

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Bowers, Pennsylvania
Bowers
Bowers
Bowers
Bowers
Coordinates: 40°29′14″N 75°44′32″W / 40.48722°N 75.74222°W / 40.48722; -75.74222Coordinates: 40°29′14″N 75°44′32″W / 40.48722°N 75.74222°W / 40.48722; -75.74222
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBerks
TownshipMaxatawny
Elevation
449 ft (137 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total326
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
19511 & 19539
Area code(s)610 & 484
GNIS feature ID1170048[1]

Bowers is a census-designated place[2] in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located near the borough of Lyons and is on Sacony Creek, a tributary of the Maiden Creek. As of the 2010 census, the population was 326 residents.[3] Although Bowers has its own post office with the ZIP code of 19511, some residents are served by the Mertztown post office with the ZIP code of 19539. [1]

History

Bowers was founded in 1860 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community was named for the local Bower family.[4]

Bowers Chili Pepper Festival [2]

References

  1. ^ "Bowers". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2015-05-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/#
  4. ^ "Some peculiar post office names in Berks". Reading Eagle. Nov 27, 1910. p. 11. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
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