NORTHAMPTONCOUNTYALIVE.COM serves Northampton County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 297,735. Its county seat is Easton. The county was formed in 1752 from parts of Bucks County. Its namesake was Northamptonshire and the county seat of Easton is named for the country house Easton Neston. Its northern edge borders The Poconos, and its eastern section borders the Delaware River, which divides Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The county is industrially-oriented, producing anthracite coal, cement, and other industrial products. Bethlehem Steel, once one of the world's largest manufacturers of steel, was located here prior to its closing in 2003.
Northampton County’s rich past and historic settings have enhanced the quality of life enjoyed here today, a tradition that continues to shape a vibrant present and create a dynamic future.
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