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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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  • Employment Opportunity
    Municipal Employment Opportunities- Pen Argyl Borough is seeking two (2) full time public works general laborers. Interested candidates should have experience operating gas power tools, backhoes and road equipment trucks as well as possess basic mechanical, construction and computer skills. Individual must be over 18, have current PA State driverís license, work 40 + hours per week and weekends and be responsible, reliable and capable of working in adverse weather conditions. Prospective individuals must be able to lift 75 pounds repeatedly. CDL license a plus. Please send a letter of interest with resume to Pen Argyl Borough Hall, Attn: Borough Manager, PO Box 128, Pen Argyl, PA 18072. Resumes and letters of interest must be received by May 31, 2018 at 12 Noon.

    Slate Belt Rising
    SLATE BELT RISING Slate Belt Rising is looking for volunteers for committees that will assist the program to implement a community revitalization plan in the Boroughs of Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, Bangor and Portland. Please contact Stephen Reider at 484-523-0900 or at for more information. Check out the program information on the web page.

    National Geographic Scenic, Wild Delaware RIver Geotourism
    Take a look at our beautiful Carousel featured on this web site!!!

    Weona Carousel & Miniature Golf
    Weona Park will kick off its spring and summer season this week. May 12th and 13th from 12 Noon to 8 P.M. weather permitting. Carousel rides are $1.00 and golf is $5.00. They will be open weekends and during the Lookout Carnival during Memorial Day. Summer hours starting June 6th: Wed. through Fri.---- 3 P.M. to 9 P.M weather permitting. Golf special $2.00 off per game. Carousel $1.00. Sat. and Sun.---- Noon to 9 P.M. weather permitting and regular pricing ($5.00 golf, $1.00 Carousel).