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Welcome to Freemansburg ...

Freemansburg is located in Northampton County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Freemansburg, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Freemansburg has a population of 2,628 people<2> (see below for details).

Freemansburg is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Freemansburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Freemansburg: 18017<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Freemansburg had an population of 2,628 people. This is a decrease of 0.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Freemansburg had a population of 2,636 people. This makes Freemansburg the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Freemansburg represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 355th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,636 people, the population of Freemansburg increased 38.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,897 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Freemansburg.

Communities Also Named Freemansburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Freemansburg - it's located in West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Freemansburg.

Communities near Freemansburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Freemansburg.

  • Allentown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Easton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Easton is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,364 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Easton <5>
  • Phillipsburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillipsburg
    • Phillipsburg is located in Warren County (NJ)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,238 people
  • Emmaus
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Northampton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Perkasie
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkasie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkasie
    • Perkasie is located in Bucks County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,855 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perkasie <5>
  • Quakertown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Wilson
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
    • Wilson is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,784 people
  • Catasauqua
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <5>
  • Nazareth
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Freemansburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Freemansburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Freemansburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Freemansburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Freemansburg. See our Newspapers Page for Freemansburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Freemansburg ...

Looking for more information about Freemansburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Freemansburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Freemansburg.

Adding Freemansburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Freemansburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Freemansburg was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Freemansburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Freemansburg.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Freemansburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Northampton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Freemansburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Freemansburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Freemansburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Freemansburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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