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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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  • Community Alerts
    Community ALERTS SIGN UP TO RECEIVE COMMUNITY ALERTS!!! Residents of Plainfield Township, Wind Gap Borough and Pen Argyl Borough can now receive important, official information directly from the Slate Belt Regional Police Department through Nixle. Messages will be delivered by email, SMS text message, and over the web. Information can be received online and through email. Residents can receive messages by phone as part of their text messaging plan- otherwise standard text message rates apply. The system is simple to use and provides an easy sign-up process. Register now and learn more at www.nixle.com. Nixle is built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. Its authenticated service connects city agencies to citizens in real-time, delivering geographically targeted information to residents. Citizen questions about Nixle and its capabilities can be answered through our Frequently Asked Questions page found at www.nixle.com/consumer-faqs/. Should you need additional assistance, Nixle provides free citizens support. Email any questions to support@nixle.com. To sign up go to: http://slatebeltpd.psatstwp.org/community-alerts/


    Mayor Vacancy
    Pen Argyl Borough Council is accepting letters of Interest/resumes from persons interested in serving as Mayor of Pen Argyl. Interested persons must be registered to vote and have been a resident of Pen Argyl for at least a year Letters of Interest should be set to: Pen Argyl Borough, 11 North Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072, Attn: Borough Manager or to manager@penargylborough.com Please submit letters by September 20, 2018. Council will be discussing the appointment of a new Mayor at the workshop meeting on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting. If you have any questions call the Borough Manager Robin Zmoda at 610-863-1822.


    Trick or Treat
    Pen Argyl Borough's Trick or Treat will be held rain or shine on October 31, 2018 from 6 P.M. to * P.M.


    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 sreider@caclv.org for more information. Check out the program information on the web page. http://www.caclv.org/


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