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Borough Office 610-863-4119
Manager 610-863-1822
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Park 610-863-9249
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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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  • Message from Mayor Male
    A Message from Mayor Stephen Male: I would like to thank the residents for doing their part to help stop the spread of Covid-19. This community has a way, especially in times of crisis, to look out for others. I'm proud of the individuals who are able to assist others, while taking proper safety precautions. Borough services continue, with safety procedures in place, to avoid any disruption. We will overcome this challenge. Please take care of yourself and do your part to remain healthy. Thank You

    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:

    WEONA 100- Weona Park Centinnial Celebration
    They Are HERE!! The Centennial Committee is excited to announce that our 2020 Calendars are now available! They are $15/each, and are available by contacting Walt Cole (610-863-6472), Jamie Severson (610-762-8053), or Roberta Cowley (484-695-2994 or through FB). Shipping is available at an additional charge. We will also have a table at the YMCA on October 14 & 15, from 8am-10am and 6pm-8pm.

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