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

    Hello Pen Argyl: A few updates: Please remember that garbage pick up will be delayed until Saturday, due to Memorial Day Holiday. Free Yard Sales which were scheduled for June 12,13 & 14 will be postponed until July 10, 11 & 12 because of the Coronavirus. The Weona 100- Weona Park Centennial Celebration is postponed until the summer of 2021. Mr. Walt Cole is looking for old photographs of the park, names of family reunions and your memories of spending time at Weona Park. Please contact him at

    Pen Argyl Borough Council Meetings
    The Pen Argyl Borough is presently limiting in-person meetings to emergencies only due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Borough Council Meetings and Workshops scheduled at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA at 7:00 P.M. have been moved to a virtual platform until further notice. Individuals who would like to attend must call the Borough office 610-863-1822 by 3 P.M. the day of the meeting to be verified and they will be given the link and/or phone number. Council workshop meeting is May 26, 2020 at 7 P.M.

    After several attempts to educate users of Weona Park to please heed the warnings regarding “social distancing” and restrictions on public gatherings, the Borough must take the step to close Weona Park to any visitors. It is extremely unfortunate that certain individuals have made decisions to continue to place others in jeopardy amid concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19. All portions of Weona Park are now closed to the public. If found in violation of this emergency closure, you will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    COVID 19 Information
    Hello Pen Argyl The Mayor and Borough Council would like Pen Argyl residents to know we are doing our best to keep a continuity of operations during these extraordinary times. The Governor has issued a proclamation that only “life sustaining” businesses remain open and we as a community practice social distancing. At this time the Borough Offices are closed to the public. The staff will be monitoring phone and emails in order to assist residents as we move forward. We will do our best to keep things moving along with the goal of avoiding delays and/or any inconvenience. The entire team greatly appreciates your support. Contacts for Borough: Phone 610-863-4119 Fax 610-863-7543 Sign up for email blasts: Contact Emails: Website: Facebook: We know the heart of Pen Argyl is to keep strong and help our neighbors when we can. We know our outreach organizations and neighborhoods will rise to the challenge of assisting each other during this crisis. Here are some links to information that might help: Virus Information and closures: Outreach Resources:

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