Northampton County

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Northampton County is one of several Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties that comprise the Lehigh Valley. Bethlehem is the county's county seat.

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  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The AAA-level minor league team of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies plays their home games at Coca-Cola Park in neighboring Allentown from early April through early October.[1]. Tickets: (610) 841-PIGS.
  • Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles hold their twice-a-day summer training camp practices each July and August at Lehigh University in Bethlehem.[2]. Admission is free.

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Northampton County is the current or former residence of several famous Americans, including:

  • Mario Andretti, former professional race car driver.
  • Marco Andretti, professional race car driver.
  • Michael Andretti, professional racing team owner, former professional race car driver.
  • Jonathan Frakes, director and actor.
  • Larry Holmes, boxing's former heavyweight champion of the world.
  • Dwayne Johnson ("The Rock"), professional wrestler, actor.
  • Kristen Maloney, gymnast and former Olympian.
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas, actor.
  • Brian Schneider, professional baseball player, New York Mets.
  • Tighe Scott, NASCAR and modified driver.
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