Introduction to Bangor, Pennsylvania
Bangor, Pennsylvania, in Northampton county, is 18 miles NE of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 54 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton metropolitan area.
This region was settled in 1760, and officially incorporated in 1875. It was named after Bangor, Wales - the home town of Robert M. Jones. Jones, an emigrant from Wales, established the slate industry in Bangor. The industry grew by leaps and bounds because of the quality of slate, however, over the years as cheaper man made supplements for slate became available in the market, the demand decreased.
Bangor and Nearby Attractions
- Bushkill Park
- Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
- Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
- Stroud Mansion
- Big Pocono State Park
Things To Do In Bangor
The "Antoine Dutot Museum and Gallery," which was built in late 18th century, exhibits artifacts related to local history and art. The "Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm" is a non-profit educational initiative which preserves Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. Other nearby places of interest include Stroud Mansion, Big Pocono State Park, and Bushkill Park.
Lehigh Valley International is the nearest major airport.
Bangor Higher Education
Colleges near Bangor include Cedar Crest College, Centenary College, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Lafayette College and Lehigh University.