Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Hayward)

John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 284-285.
Bethlehem, Pa., Northampton co. 48 miles W. by N. from Philadelphia, and 93 E. from Harrisburg. Situated on the N. bank of the Lehigh River, at the mouth of Manokiey Creek.  The ground, rising gradually both from the river and the creek, affords a commanding and beautiful site for the village. The place was settled by the Moravians, under Count Zinzendorf, and has long been celebrated for its excellent female school, conducted by persons of that sect, to which many ladies from the Middle States have resorted for education.  It contains a large stone church, in the Gothic style of architecture, with a tower rising from the centre surmounted by a dome.  It is 142 feet long and 68 feet wide. In the burying ground, which is laid out with much neatness and taste, the heads of all the graves lie towards the  north. There is a good water power, improved for carrying flouring mills, grist mills, saw mills, &c. A bridge 400 feet in length crosses the Lehigh.
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