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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.

  • Council Vacancy
    Pen Argyl Borough Council is accepting Letters of Interest from persons interested in serving on Pen Argyl Borough Council as a representative from the First Ward. Interested persons must be registered to vote, be a resident of Pen Argyl for at least a year and live in the First Ward. Letters of Interest should be set to: Pen Argyl Borough, 11 North Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072, Attn: Borough Manager or to Please submit letters by March 22, 2018. Council will be discussing the appointment of a new Councilperson at the workshop meeting on March 27, 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.

    Snow Emergency 2018
    The snow emergency will be lifted at 8 P M tonight. Please remember it is illegal and dangerous to throw snow onto a public roadway.

    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!!!

    GARBAGE PICK UP DELAY---3/10/2018