The first people to populate this area were the Minsi Delaware Indians, also called the Lenni Lenape Indians. The region that comprises North Whitehall Township was used as their hunting, fishing, and camping grounds. In the early 1700s, settlers predominantly German, began clearing the land, raising crops, and establishing villages.
On March 20, 1753, Whitehall Township was formed from part of Northampton County, which had been deeded to the sons of William Penn. In 1810 Whitehall Township was divided into North and South Whitehall. In 1867 the eastern parts of both of these Townships were again divided to create the present day Whitehall Township.
The early villages usually began with the construction of a gristmill, sawmill, or a building which served as a hotel, store, and post office. In time, other buildings and homes were established.
Primarily agricultural in nature, North Whitehall Township was also home to several mining interests. Slate, iron ore, limestone, and cement industries flourished during the 1800s. In 1860, the Coplay Ironton Railroad was built to transport goods from the various mines. After mining operations declined in this area, the railroad was eventually abandoned.
Throughout its history, North Whitehall Township has proven to be a desirable place to live, and continues to do so by retaining its unique blend of residential and rural character.