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The History and Community of Northampton, PA

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The personal injury attorneys in Northampton, PA, present this article to offer readers a detailed excerpt about the area.

Northampton is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. The borough spans 2.64 square miles and hosts an approximate population of 9,870 with a population density of 3,994.33 per square mile. The western border of Northampton is the Lehigh River, which also separates Northampton County from Lehigh County.

Northampton belongs to ZIP code ZIP Code 18067 and area codes 610 and 484.


Northampton was derived from Siegfried, Newport, and Stemton villages. The villages allied in 1902.

From 1895 to 1982, Northampton became a global center for cement manufacturing. Home to Northampton was the Atlas Portland Cement Company, the largest such company in the world at one time. The company supplied the majority of the cement (8 million barrels) used to construct the Panama Canal, an artificial 51-mile long waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

In 1901, The Atlas Portland Cement company petitioned the county courts to change the village's alliance into a borough to allow for easier mail retrieval. While the cement Company plant closed in 1982, many of the borough residents, many of which are former Atlas Portland Cement employees or descendants of employees, strongly identify with the company's history.

This pride is demonstrated in the Northampton Area School District in the school's mascot, "Konkrete Kid."

If you wish to learn more about the Atlas Portland Cement Company and its connection to the borough's history, the Atlas Memorial Cement Museum, founded by Edward Pany, a company's former employee, opened the museum in 1996 and it remains open today.

The Northampton County Fair was a tradition that began during the 1940s and 1950s. The fair was held annually on the Lappawinzo Fish & Game Club property North of Northampton. Residents gathered to enjoy rides, petting zoos, performances, and even Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Shows. The town soon became well known for this elaborate fair, and people all across the east coast would visit Northampton throughout the annual event. The event became so popular that the town even had buses to run from downtown and nearby cities to the fair.

Parks & Recreation

Northampton is home to many attractions, but one of the local's favorites is the neighborhood parks. If you ever find yourself in Northampton, PA, make sure to check out:

Canal Street Park

  • Canal Street Park has made many great renovations throughout the last few years and quickly became a neighborhood staple. Mostly known for its beautiful walking trails and grand gazebo, Canal Street Park is a must-see.

Northampton Municipal Park

  • Located along Laubach Avenue, Northampton Municipal Park was developed part of a 19-acre parcel. The park is best known for its large Pavillion, which can host up to 150 people, the two tennis courts, the volleyball courts, softball courts, and several horseshoe pits.

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Date Published: June 2, 2021
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