Whitehall Township is a township with home rule status in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The township's population was 26,738 as of the 2010 census.
Whitehall Township is a suburb of Allentown in the Lehigh Valley metropolitan region, which had a population of 861,899 and was the 68th-most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. as of the 2020 census.
The township is north of Allentown, northwest of Philadelphia, and west of New York City.
The province of Pennsylvania was created in 1681 when King Charles II granted a tract of land in America to William Penn.
After the death of Penn, his sons, John, Thomas, and Richard, became the owners of Pennsylvania. The Lenape Indian tribe deeded that part of Lehigh County lying between the Lehigh (South) Mountain and the Blue Mountains to Penn's sons in 1736.
A wave of immigrants from Germany's Palatinate settled in Whitehall Township, the first being Jacob Kohler, who settled in the vicinity of E