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The population of Nazareth is approximately 5,713 (1990), 5746 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,546 (1990), 2729 (2010).

The amount of land area in Nazareth is 4.325 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nazareth to Washington DC is 157 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 89 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nazareth is positioned 40.73 degrees north of the equator and 75.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.

The Nazareth city color is Blue.

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Nazareth location: in eastern Pennsylvania about 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City.

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Nazareth history:

The family of William Penn owned the original holdings of about 5,000 acres. It was known as the Barony of the Rose because the tax on the estate was one red rose. The land was purchased by George Whitefield in 1740. We hoped to build a school and even hired a religious group from Germany to take care of the building. They began construction in May of that year on the Whitefield House and the Gray Cottage. Whitefield was unable to hold on to the property so the Moravians bought it from him in 1741. Nazareth and the surrounding area became a Moravian education center as well as a source of food supplies for nearby Bethlehem. The Nazareth Hall Square was begun in 1755. It later became a boy's school, Nazareth Hall, from 1759 until 1929. Though more private enterprise began and communial life ended, Nazareth was privately owned by the Moravians until 1858.
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Nazareth attractions:

The Nazareth Speedway

Nazareth is the home of The Martin Guitar Company, and is the home town of the world famous Andretti racing family.

The Nazareth Area, located at the center of Northampton County, contains some of the most picturesque countryside in Pennsylvania. It is a blend of communities including the townships of Bushkill, Lower Nazareth, Upper Nazareth and the boroughs of Nazareth, Stockertown and Tatamy.

The Whitefield House Museum
214 E. Center St.
Nazareth, PA 18064
Phone: 610-759-5070
Fax: 610-759-2461
Museum Hours:
1:00-4:00pm Daily
(incl. Sat. and Sun.)
Visit the museum to see various displays of Moravian and local history and culture.

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