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Some of the cities, towns, and places in Northampton County are Ackermanville, Allen, Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Bethlehem, Bushkill, Chapman, Cherryville, East Allen, East Bangor, Eastlawn Gardens, Easton, Forks, Freemansburg, Glendon, Hanover, Hellertown, Lehigh, Lehigh County, Lower Mount Bethel, Lower Nazareth, Lower Saucon, Martins Creek, Middletown, Moore, Nazareth, North Catasauqua, Northampton, Old Orchard, Palmer, Palmer Heights, Pen Argyl, Plainfield, Portland, Raubsville, Roseto, Stockertown, Tatamy, Upper Mount Bethel, Upper Nazareth, Walnutport, Washington, West Easton, Williams, Wilson, Wind Gap

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Northampton County is a county in the northeastern section of the U.S. state of 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, England. The county seat of Easton was named for the country house Easton Neston in that shire. Northampton County is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its northern edge borders The Poconos, and its eastern section borders the Delaware River, which divides Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Northampton County also borders the Delaware Valley and is included in Philadelphia's Media Market. The county is industrially oriented, producing cement, and other industrial products. It was a center of cement production, with the world's then-largest cement producer, Atlas Portland Cement Company, operating here for nearly 100 years, from 1895 until 1982. Bethlehem Steel, once one of the world's largest manufacturers of steel, was located in this county prior to its closing in 2003.