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On March 6, 1752, an act was passed for the formation of Northampton County out of what was Bucks County at the time. Governor James Hamilton signed the act on March 11, 1752, officially making Northampton County the eighth county to form in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Northampton County Archives traces its roots back to 1793. An excerpt from a Northampton County deed book reads as follows:
“for the purpose of erecting a building for the reception and safekeeping of the records of said county.”
The Northampton County Archives Division has gone through several transformations over the years, but is proud to call 999 Conroy Place in Forks Township, our home.
The Northampton County Archives stores records for over 30 different county offices including 48 different filing systems during various time periods throughout the past 270 years in Northampton County history. The Archives is instrumental in providing record services for both the public and county offices on a daily basis. The Archives is comprised of 172 rows of movable shelving.
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