Delmont, PA–first known as ‘New Salem’ or ‘Salem Crossroads’–is a small suburb 25 miles East of Pittsburgh. The town consists of just 1.1 miles and is home to about 3,000 people.

The town is nestled between the intersection of two major highways: Route 22 and Route 66. Its neighboring towns are New Alexandria, Export, Murrysville and Jeannette.

Delmont was settled in 1814 and formally incorporated in 1833.

Currently, the borough is home to a number of local businesses, a golf club, an ice skating rink, thriving library and boasts a number of events throughout the year.

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  • On this page it says Delmont was called New Salem until 1871. But it was listed as New Salem in the U.S. Census reports through 1960. The 1970 Census report states “Name of New Salem borough changed to Delmont since 1960.” So was it changed in the 1960s, not 1871? Do you know what year in the 1960s the change became official? Thank you.

    1. James,
      Thank you for this. I was unaware of this and will look into it. We have now established a Historical Society. This would be a great question for them.

    2. James,
      I checked with the Historical Society and this is what I have learned:
      They said that from 1871, it was known as both New Salem & Delmont. In 1967(?), the name was officially changed to Delmont when the new post office was built.

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