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Slateford Junction, Pennsylvania, looking north to the Delaware Water Gap. The Lackawanna Cut-Off (left) and the Old Road (right) converge about 1,500 feet (460 m) past Slateford Tower (obscured by trees, left). A turntable was also located here. Slateford is located directly behind the photographer.

Slateford is an unincorporated community in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area of the United States.

The nearest communities are Stroudsburg to the north and Portland to the south. Slateford is about 1 mile (1.4 km) from the Delaware Water Gap. Its name comes from its location at the edge of the Northampton Slate Belt. Slateford is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area.

Immigrants from Wales and England came in the 19th century to work in the slate quarries. Slateford is the location of Slateford Junction, the connection between the Lackawanna Railroad's old mainline and the Lackawanna Cut-Off.

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