Founded in 1898, Palmerton was established to serve! The New Jersey Zinc Company, (Horsehead) found it’s home in Palmerton as one of the world’s largest producers of zinc products. Designed as a model community, provided housing, educational, cultural opportunities and medical care. Palmerton residents have long enjoyed the benefits of many social activities held in the borough throughout the year.
The Palmerton Borough park happens to be one of the many jewels this community offers; a public swimming pool, library and Residence Park (one of the county’s most beautiful turn-of-the-century neighborhoods). The annual Palmerton Festival, held the weekend after Labor Day, Raise the House and Bo-Tkach Thanksgiving Day 5k’s, and many more annual events continue to make Palmerton a fine example of everything a small neighborhood town should be.
Pencor Services, Inc. one of Pennsylvania’s largest and most comprehensive communication companies is headquartered on its main street, Delaware Avenue. Many traditional family owned stores are located down Delaware Avenue, from Shea’s Hardware, Hager Furniture, Young’s Jewelers, My Store, Country Harvest, Joey’s B’s, 110 Tavern, Moore’s Drycleaners, The Quilted Crow, local crafters, plus, many, many more! Free parking with majority of parking spaces vertically slanted to the curb for a unique parking experience.