Delmont is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,497 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land. The Salem Crossroads Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Aside from the historical genesis of the town as a toll intersection and stagecoach stop, one of Delmont's notable characteristics is that it is the meeting point of two major highways, U.S. Route 22 and State Route 66.
For many years, these roads did not directly intersect but were linked by a cloverleaf interchange. Delmont became known for this interchange; many local merchants incorporated "Cloverleaf" into their business names as a result. Recently, the "cloverleaf" system was dismantled and a Single Point Urban Interchange was built in its place. This change was made to accommodate a plan to widen Route 22, which is one of the most heavily traveled roads in Pennsylvania.
Points of interest:
Note some of the places listed below are not located within the limits of Delmont but are commonly considered in the borough.
Aspex - A producer of Scanning Electron Microscopes.
Apple Hill Playhouse – hosts plays and other theatrical performances. The theater commemorated its 50th season in 2006.
Center Ice Arena – an ice skating and recreational facility consisting of three NHL-size ice rinks, a skate shop, party room, conference area, video arcade, and fitness center. It hosts local high school and college hockey games in addition to other events during the year.
Newhouse Park – a recreational park with a walking/running path, two tennis courts, a basketball court, a deck hockey rink, a little league baseball field, and a standard-size baseball field.
Cloverleaf Golf Club – a 27-hole public golf course that accommodates outings and weekly leagues.
Steel City Raceway – a professional motocross racetrack that hosts a variety of races throughout the year, including an AMA Motocross Championship.
Spagnolo’s Shop ‘N Save – originally Fatur’s Market. Fatur’s Market served the Delmont area for 79 years, during which it played an important role in the community. The Spagnolo family bought the grocery store in January 2006.
Delmont Public Library – formerly the Delmont Public School building.
Shields Farm – location of the Apple ‘N Arts Festival, “Christmas in Salem Crossroads,” and Delmont Area Athletic Association (D.A.A.A.) recreational baseball and softball games.
The Central Hotel – one of Delmont’s historical buildings. It was the means of lodging 19th century stagecoach passengers and currently the building houses several businesses.
The watering trough – provided stagecoach horses with water from the nearby spring in the 19th century. The watering trough was recently refurbished and still stands today.
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church – constructed in 1868. Today, the church is nationally recognized as a historical place and still holds worship every Sunday morning.