Northampton County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Kimberly McFadden
(610) 829-6500
Kevin Dolan, Director
(610) 829-4690

The Liberty Bell was rung in Easton Circle, Northampton County in the 1700s. The county was created in 1752. Northampton is centrally located on the eastern part of Pennsylvania - 50 miles north of Philadelphia, 75 miles west of New York City and 80 miles east of Harrisburg.

The topography of the county’s 379 square miles is rolling to mountainous with streams, rivers and farmland contrasting rural and urban settings. The county is known for its slate quarries and limestone production. The major employers of Northampton County include government, education, health care and the Guardian Life Insurance Company. The county produces Crayola Crayons, Silly Putty, cement, iron castings and moldings, paper and plastic products.

 

Northampton County

Northampton County Facts

Population
267,066
Class
3rd, Home Rule
Founded
1752
County Seat
Easton, PA
Website
www.northamptoncounty.org
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