The town of Lansford is a county-border borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania with a population of 3,798. It is located 10 miles from Lehighton and is on the northwestern fringe of the Lehigh Valley and the southern end of Coal Region in the Pocono Mountains. It shares the border of Carbon and Schuylkill County with neighboring Coaldale.
The valley in which Lansford resides was owned and subdivided into separate lots by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company, which began development of structures in this area by 1827.
Lansford saw growth with the development of local anthracite coal mines. It was named after Asa Lansford Foster, who was known as an advocate for merging small towns that developed around these coal mines.
Plan Your Visit
When visiting Lansford, you’ll experience a small town feel of homes and businesses. You’ll also want to learn more about its history with a tour at the No. 9 Coal Mine & Museum. Check out the Lansford Alive Facebook page for even more information on happenings in Lansford.
There is plenty of fun and history in store for you in Lansford, PA! Check out the Quick Links below for town information, hot deals, events and more!
Lansford Quick Links
- Lansford Community Events
- Lansford & Carbon County Hot Deals
- Find Your Fun
- About Lansford
- Lansford & Carbon County Accommodations
- Lansford & Carbon County Shopping
- Lansford & Carbon County Dining
- Lansford Borough
- Lansford Historical Society
- Lansford Alive
- Panther Valley School District
- No. 9 Mine & Museum
FREE Lansford Events
Fall is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. Lansford is the place to be this time of year! In an effort to shine a spotlight on Lansford, Pa and the Panther Valley Area, the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC) along with Lansford Alive is promoting a three-month event filled calendar.
September 25th- Downtown Fall Festival
October 23rd & November 20th- Moonlight Market on Ridge St. | 4pm-8pm | Enjoy shopping, food and entertainment. VENDORS WANTED! For Vendor Application, please contact Marianne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 27th- Annual Tree Lighting at Kennedy Park | 5:30pm
December 18th - January 2nd - Lights in Lansford at Kennedy Park
Lights in Lansford kicks off on December 18th with a short ceremony (time tbd). The Park will be illuminated with Christmas lights along with a walk-through light tunnel and 4ft snow globe offering a great backdrop for family holiday photos. Hot Chocolate will be served, along with an appearance from Santa. The Lights will stay up until January 2, 2022. Residents and guests alike are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful park this holiday season.
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