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Moselem Springs, Pennsylvania

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Moselem Springs, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Moselem Springs
Moselem Springs
Moselem Springs
Moselem Springs
Coordinates: 40°29′08″N 75°50′19″W / 40.48556°N 75.83861°W / 40.48556; -75.83861Coordinates: 40°29′08″N 75°50′19″W / 40.48556°N 75.83861°W / 40.48556; -75.83861
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBerks
TownshipRichmond
Elevation
423 ft (129 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19522
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1181604[1]

Moselem Springs is an unincorporated community in Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA. It is located at the roundabout junction of Pennsylvania Route 662 (Moselem Springs Road) and U.S. Highway 222 in Richmond Township. Buildings in the area include the Richmond Township Municipal Building, Lehigh Valley Health Network's Health Center at Moselem Springs (in the historic Inn, est. 1852), and the former Richmond Elementary School. The place name comes from the Unami-Len'api term Masch'il'am'ek, which means "trout."[2] In Minsi-Len'api "trout" is Mesch'ila'meek.[3]

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References

  1. ^ "Moselem Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Brinton, Daniel G., C.F. Denke, and Albert Anthony. A Lenâpé - English Dictionary. Biblio Bazaar, 2009. ISBN 978-1103149223, p. 74
  3. ^ Zeisberger, David. Indian Dictionary: English, German, Iroquois—The Onondaga and Algonquin—The Delaware. Harvard University Press, 1887. ISBN 1104253518, p. 205. “The Delaware” that Zeisberger translated was Minsi-Len’api.
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