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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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  • Pen Argyl Borough Revitlization Survey
    Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey at this link: Help shape the future!

    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.

    Announcing a Public/Private partnership to benefit our Carousel Restoration projects. Prints Galore and DKA Unlimited have generously offered to share a portion of their profits with the Pen Argyl Athletic & Park Association’s Carousel Fund to continue to preserve and maintain our “Jewel of the Slate Belt”. You will be able to purchase items during the Spring Carnival this week, you will find them set up in the Carousel itself. You can also visit their store at 490 E. Main Street, Pen Argyl, PA 18072, during business hours or click the link to order online!

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