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Welcome

Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl. Pen Argyl Municipal Building is located at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Pen Argyl, a town of 3600 residents, is located in Northampton County, PA, and is near Routes 33 and 80 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Our community began in 1853 when Joseph Kellow discovered slate. Pen Argyl received its name from a Welsh word meaning “head” and from the Anglo-Saxon word “argylite” meaning slate rock. With the influx of quarrymen from Cornwall, England, the town began to grow and was incorporated in 1882 and became part of the area known as the Slate Belt. Currently there is still one slate quarry that is still in operation. The quarrymen and their families brought with them the baking of “pasties”, a beef meat pie, which was the popular food to take to work in the quarries. Pasties can still be bought today at Mr. Pasties located in Pen Argyl. Today Pen Argyl is known for its historic Dentzel carousel which is housed at Weona Park. This carousel was purchased in 1923 and is one of the few remaining Dentzel carousels that has stationary wooden animals. The carousel is open for rides during the summer park season.


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  • NOTICES!

    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Scam Alert
    Scamming Alert According to Pennsylvania American Water Company, there is a growing trend of thieves posing as utility workers who attempt to gain access to houses and rob the homeowners. The company would like you to know it is extremely rare for their personnel to show up at a customer’s home without an appointment. If, however, a utility worker comes to your door unexpectedly, do not let them inside without proper identification. All Pennsylvania American Water service personnel wear uniforms, drive company-branded vehicles and wear photo ID badges with the company’s logo. Don’t be afraid to ask for photo ID, and take the time to examine the ID badge whenever someone from a utility company arrives at your home. If you are still unsure and have any suspicions about the individual’s identity, call 9-1-1 immediately.


    Garbage Pick Up
    Garbage pick up is delayed a day due to weather conditions!!!!


    Snow Emergency Lifted
    Snow Emergency has been lifted as of 8 A.M., January 27, 2015