Slatington History

1943 Aerial view of Slatington
1943 aerial view of Slatington and vicinity. Click on the image for a larger view.


The borough of Slatington in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania was originally settled in the mid-eighteenth century. In the nineteenth century, the town became the center of a thriving slate industry, as slate was needed for school backboards, student writing slates, sidewalks, countertops, and all kids of other uses. The town was incorporated in 1864 and so is now 151 years old as of 2015. It's population has been roughly four thousand five hundred ever since the start of the twentieth century.