423 Broad Street
P.O. Box 218
Tatamy, PA 18085

Tatamy News

The Municipal Office and Public Works Department will be closed November 26th and 27th in observance of Thanksgiving.
We wish you all a Happy, Healthy, and Safe Holiday!
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Dear Northampton County Small Business Owner:
Northampton County small businesses are the lifeblood to the County's economic prosperity. They face many challenges and uncertainties, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am pleased to inform you that County Council approved a resolution creating the Northampton County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program that will distribute $1.3 million dollars of CARES Act funds to Northampton County small businesses with 100 or fewer employees.
Eligible businesses as outlined in the attached guidelines can apply for up to $15,000 to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 related expenses. In order to ensure the rapid deployment of these funds, Northampton County will partner with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce in marketing this program and assisting ANY eligible small business in applying for these funds.
My administration will continue to prioritize supporting small businesses during these uncertain and challenging economic times. Please remember that we are all in this together and together we can make sure Northampton County comes back strong!
Sincerely, Lamont G. McClure County Executive.
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► Have you eliminated your home phone?
► Have you changed your mobile number?
► Have you changed your e-mail address?
► Have you changed your mailing address?
(i.e., Recently switched to home mail delivery from a P.O box or visa versa)
► Has the number of people residing in your household changed?
(i.e., Had a baby? Older child move out, etc.?)
If you’ve answered “YES” to ANY of these questions, please call the borough office at (610) 252-7123 with your information, or e-mail dwerkheiser@tatamypa.com so that we can update our records accordingly.
Thank you.
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Due to COVID-19, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa visit has been cancelled.
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Leaf collection begins on Monday November 2, 2020. Please see the flyer for more information.
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Govenor Wolf has ordered that masks are now required effective April 19, 2020 at 8pm.
Anyone entering the Tatamy Municipal Building must wear a mask effective April 20, 2020. Anyone not wearing a mask will be told to leave the building immediately.
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To download the Governors order click HERE.

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Welcome To Tatamy Borough

Tatamy Borough is located in Northampton County and is approximately 1/2 mile square. It is surrounded by Palmer Township to the south, Nazareth Borough to the west, Stockertown to the north, and Forks Township to the east. The 2010 census put Tatamy's population at 1203. There are just under 450 residences in the Borough. Tatamy is home to 14 businesses, 2 churches and a Masonic lodge. Borough children attend the Nazareth Area School District.

The Borough of Tatamy takes its name from Moses Tunda Tatamy, a noted Lenni Lenape Native American who owned 315 acres of land northeast of Tatamy. He was born around 1695 in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Tatamy was given his land from the Penn family for his services to them as a messenger & interpreter. In 1745 Tatamy was the first Native American baptized by David Brainerd.

The background & history of Tatamy is interwoven with the generations of the Messinger family that owned, occupied, & helped the area develop into a community. In 1771 Michael Messinger Sr. Bought 500 acres of land that includes present day Tatamy. In spring of 1893, having become a fair-sized village, citizens of the town met to discuss separation from Palmer Township & incorporate into an independent borough. They were Samuel S Lerch, Ellen C Messinger, JA Happel, Martin Werkheiser, Amzie F Titus, Samuel A Messinger, Edwin Babp, Jacob Hagley, G Frank Messinger, JM Stecker, CS Messinger, & Milton Johnson. The petition was addressed to the court on April 10, 1893. April 13, 1893 the Grand Jury recommended the petition be granted. Judge HJ Reeder granted the Decree of Incorporations on June 12, 1893.

Tatamy is a small community that values its past, strives to create a worthwhile future, making the present a place people want to be part of.

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