Location

Address: Episcopal Apartments of the Slate Belt
684 American-Bangor Road
Bangor, Pennsylvania 18013

 

The Episcopal Apartments of the Slate Belt is located in the community of Bangor, Pennsylvania. Bangor is a small borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 75 miles west of New York City, 85 miles north of Philadelphia, 25 miles south of the Poconos, 30 miles north of the Lehigh Valley (Allentown, Bethlehem, & Easton) and 110 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Community History

The Borough of Bangor was settled about 1760 and first incorporated in 1875. Slate quarries are scattered throughout the area, but only a few are still functioning. The founder and first Chief Burgess was Robert M. Jones, an immigrant from Bangor, Wales. If you have visited Bangor, Wales it is clearly visible that the Welsh heritage made its way to Bangor, Pennsylvania. The stone walls, rectangular gardens, and lovely flowers and greenery of Wales mirror that of Bangor, Pennsylvania. Traveling around Bangor, Pennsylvania, you will see the piles of slate residue and shale that is reminiscent of the area around Bethesda, Wales.

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