East Pittsburgh Street
|• Type||Borough Council|
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (3 km2)|
|Elevation||1,260 ft (380 m)|
|• Density||2,333.1/sq mi (900.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Delmont is located at .(40.412971, -79.571433)
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.
Delmont has been assigned the ZIP code of 15626.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,497 people, 1,070 households, and 714 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,333.1 people per square mile (901.0/km²). There were 1,139 housing units at an average density of 1,064.2 per square mile (411.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.96% White, 0.52% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.
There were 1,070 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the borough the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $39,700, and the median income for a family was $52,056. Males had a median income of $39,097 versus $25,804 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,090. About 4.6% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.
Most primary and secondary education is provided by two school districts - Greensburg Salem, in Greensburg, and Franklin Regional, in Murrysville. Students to the south and east of the borough are generally assigned to Greensburg Salem, while the bulk of the students in the borough, and those who reside in the north and west portions, attend Franklin Regional.
Delmont was initially known as New Salem. The 300 acres of land was warranted to William Wilson in 1784 and upon his arrival in 1785 he named the area New Salem. In 1812 a post office was established in New Salem and it was named Salem X Roads(Salem Crossroads), Pennsylvania. Hugh Bigham was the first postmaster. Wilson continued to farm on the land until his death in 1796. After Wilson's death in 1796 his estate was divided between his sons, Thomas and George. It was not until 1812 that the patent was validated. Eventually, the family conveyed their deeds over to Thomas and he became the sole owner of the property. Thomas decided to divide the property into 48 lots to form a crossroads village. Thomas Wilson designed the town around a watering trough that was built in 1810 by Hugh Bigham. The watering trough was originally known as the "running pump." The watering trough was connected with wooden pipes to a "Big Spring" that's never known to run dry. In 1814, two days before Christmas, 48 lots were auctioned off to form a "crossroads" town. As the area developed, the town was referred to locally as "Salem Crossroads." On April 8, 1833, the town was incorporated as "New Salem Borough" and the post office still remained Salem Crossroads,PA. On May 23, 1871, Zachariah Zimmerman the town's postmaster and druggist changed the name of the post office from Salem Crossroads to Delmont. The town and the post office carried two different names until 1967 when Mayor Franklin Mangery promoted the effort to change the name of the town to Delmont. On May 16, 1967 residents went to the polls and voted to change the name of the town from New Salem Borough to Delmont. Several areas in and around the borough still carry the Salem reference. Major navigational roads were built through the area in the late 18th century, and what is now local Route 66 was built in 1800. The East-West Northern Turnpike was completed in 1819 linking Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Delmont was a busy stagecoach stop boasting at one time five stage coach lines through the village. Travelers would stop tired and hungry and patronized the several inns and taverns in town. In 1853, the Pennsylvania Railroad was complete through Westmoreland County to Pittsburgh. This was a faster more economical way to travel. In 1855,the last stagecoach passed through the crossroads village and ended the stagecoach era for the crossroads town. 
The Salem Crossroads Historical Restoration Society which is no longer in existence made a strong effort to maintain the local history and to restore the area. One of the major accomplishments of the Salem Crossroads Historical Restortation Society was to establish the Salem Crossroads Historical District, on the National Register of Historic Places. This action was successful on September 18, 1978. In 1980 the society purchased Shields Farm. Fred Shields Ewing and his sister Marjorie Ewing Snyder generously donated half of the $288,000 purchase price towards the purchase of Shields farm. The farm was named in memory of their "Uncle Bert",R.J Shields. Delmont continues to survive and thrive. Every year Delmont hosts the Apple 'N Arts festival on Shields farm during the first week of October. The first two weekends in December Delmont hosts the Christmas in Salem Crossroads Pilgrimage which beings at the Salem Lutheran church on 301 E Pittsburgh Street; and includes all of the churches in the Delmont area.The town has many historical buildings in the historical district. Although, the water supply to the watering trough was disconnected in the 1970s a replica of the watering trough built by The Delmont Lions Club still stands today. Written and submitted by Tracy Searight author of Images in America Salem Township and Delmont. The Historical Delmont Tour Brochure by Jenny Searight
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. 
Salem Antiquities-one of Delmont's historical buildings-formerly The First National Bank of Delmont and Mook's Hardware located on 1 W Pittsburgh St Delmont, PA 15626
- Delmont Public Library – formerly the Delmont Public School building.
Salem Crossroads Apothecary
Jacob Earnest home-built in 1825 Earnest was a descendant of Indiana Eve. He owned a gunsmith shop and was the finest woodcarver and rifle maker in the area. He also served as council and helped with the Salem Lutheran Church. .Robert Shield's tannery. located on E/ Pittsburgh Street. Now a private but this was once a tannery during the early days of New Salem.
- 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.
 .Eastview Union cemetery- Jacob Earnest long rifle maker is buried there as well as Jimmy Ripple who was an American professional baseball player who played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball for seven seasons from 1936 to 1943. He played for the New York Giants (1936–1939), the Brooklyn Dodgers (1939–1940), the Cincinnati Reds (1940–1941), and the Philadelphia Athletics (1943). He had a .282 career batting average, with 28 home runs and 251 RBIs in 554 games played. He played in three World Series, two with the Giants (1936–1937), and one with the Reds in 1940, which won the championship.
- The watering trough – provided stagecoach horses with water from the nearby spring in the 19th century. The watering trough although disconnected from the big spring in the 1970's it was refurbished by The Delmont Lion's club 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. 
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
4. Images in America Salem Township and Delmont by Tracy Searight
5. Historical Delmont Tour Brochure by Jenny Searight
Images in America:Salem Township and Delmont by Tracy Searight Valley in the hills by Bob Cupp