Tulpehocken Region

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By Jeri Haynes
Aug 17, 2008 - 9:15:55 AM

The Tulpehocken Region is named for Tulpehocken Creek, a tributary of Schuylkill River. The creek drains the limestone hills of this Tulpehocken Region. It flows about twenty-four miles generally east, winding through the present day town of Myerstown, where it heads eastward toward Womelsdorf. Here it turns sharply north; then loops back southeast, a few miles north of the current town of Wernersville. The creek continues southeast flowing into the Schuylkill River at Reading. The name, Tulpehocken, was given by the Lenape Indians, who were long-time settlers in this region. The word means “land of turtles”.

Jeri Haynes, June 23, 2008