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Trappe

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Trappe is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,509 at the 2010 census. Augustus Lutheran Church, built in 1743, is the oldest unchanged Lutheran church building in the United States in continuous use by the same congregation. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark.GeographyTrappe is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1sqmi, all of it land.SchoolsTrappe falls within the boundaries of the Perkiomen Valley School District. South Elementary school lies in the borough, as does the old Collegeville-Trappe high school.HistoryEuropean settlers arrived in the area of Trappe in the early 18th century and included many German immigrants. They had landed at the port of Philadelphia and moved west, where land was available.One of the oldest extant buildings in town is Augustus Lutheran Church. Construction of the old church began in 1743 following the arrival of Lutheran minister Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, who emigrated from Germany in 1742. After a severe storm on February 16, 1860 that damaged the colonial building, it was saved and restored by his grandson William Augustus Muhlenberg. It is the oldest unchanged Lutheran church building in the US in continuous use by the same congregation and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
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