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Encyclopedia > Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Seal
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Schuylkill County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Statistics
Formed March 1, 1811
Seat Pottsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,027 km² (778 mi²)
2,016 km² (778 mi²)
11 km² (4 mi²), 0.54%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

150,336
221/km² 
Website: www.co.schuylkill.pa.us

Schuylkill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River. It is located in the heart of the anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania. Schuylkill County was created on March 1, 1811 from parts of Berks and Northampton Counties and named for the Schuylkill River. As of 2000, the population was 150,336. Pottsville, Pennsylvania is the county seat. Image File history File links seal of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Schuylkill_County. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Motto: Nickname: Map [[Image:|px|center|Location of Pottsville, Pennsylvania]] Political Statistics Founded 1806 Incorporated February 19, 1828 Schuylkill County Mayor John D. W. Reiley Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 10. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Anthracite coal Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... Berks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1752 Seat Easton Area  - Total  - Water 977 km² (377 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Motto: Nickname: Map [[Image:|px|center|Location of Pottsville, Pennsylvania]] Political Statistics Founded 1806 Incorporated February 19, 1828 Schuylkill County Mayor John D. W. Reiley Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 10. ...

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Railroad history

The Reading and Pennsylvania railroad: In the early 1800s southern Schuylkill County was served by the Union Canal out of Pine Grove with connections west, and the Schuylkill canal southward from Port Carbon. To the north, Broad Mountain was a natural barrier to navigation. Other means would be required to transport coal out of the rich basin of the Mahanoy Valley. Numerous railroads were begun north of the headwaters of the Schuylkill Canal. 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting mark RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... Events and Trends Beginning of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815). ... Pine Grove, Pennsylvania may refer to more than one place: Pine Grove, Cambria County, Pennsylvania Pine Grove, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Pine Grove, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Pine Grove, Perry County, Pennsylvania Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Pine Grove, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Pine Grove, Venango County, Pennsylvania Pine Grove Township, Warren County... Schuykill River drainage map // History The Schuylkill Canal, and Schuylkill River Navigation The Schuylkill Canal opened in 1825 as part of the Schuylkill Navigation Company’s series of canals and canal locks along the Schuylkill River. ... Port Carbon is a borough of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,019. ... Pronounced MOCK-anoy City, or MA-noy This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Schuykill River drainage map // History The Schuylkill Canal, and Schuylkill River Navigation The Schuylkill Canal opened in 1825 as part of the Schuylkill Navigation Company’s series of canals and canal locks along the Schuylkill River. ...


Through the 1830s and 40s, short railroads sprouted up at numerous areas in the county. Of prime importance was the Mine Hill and Schuylkill Haven, which served the Schuylkill Canal. Chartered in 1831, tracks were laid from the "flats" in Schuylkill Haven along the river through Cressona and Minersville to Tremont. The railroad eventually reached Ashland and Locust Gap via the Gordon Planes. Schuylkill Haven is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, four miles (6 km) south of Pottsville. ... Schuykill River drainage map // History The Schuylkill Canal, and Schuylkill River Navigation The Schuylkill Canal opened in 1825 as part of the Schuylkill Navigation Company’s series of canals and canal locks along the Schuylkill River. ... Leopold I 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Cressona is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Minersville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Tremont is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Ashland is a borough located in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania. ...


Chartered in 1836, the Little Schuylkill Railroad, Navigation and Coal Company ran from Port Clinton northward to Mahanoy Junction above Tamaqua. It would become the keystone of the Pennsylvania and Reading system, serving as a gauntlet for its eastern and western branches. Connecting with it were four important lines. The 146 mile (235 km) Catawissa Railroad operated from Mahanoy Junction to West Milton, providing access to the Mahanoy region by joining the northern terminus of the Little Schuylkill with connections to New York and Scranton. At Port Clinton, it connected with the P&R's main line from Mount Carbon. It's most important connection would be with the Mahanoy and Broad Mountain Railway via Mahanoy Tunnel and East Mahanoy Railroad. Port Clinton is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Tamaqua is a town in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq. ... Motto: Embracing Our People, Our Traditions and Our Future Nickname: Electric City, Map Political Statistics Incorporated Borough:February 14, 1856 City: April 23, 1866 County Lackawanna County Mayor Christopher A. Doherty (D) Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 65. ... 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting mark RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... Mount Carbon is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Pronounced MOCK-anoy City, or MA-noy This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


There was once over 1,000 miles (1600 km) of railroad track in Schuylkill County.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,027 km² (783 mi²). 2,016 km² (778 mi²) of it is land and 11 km² (4 mi²) of it (0.54%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The Schuylkill River headwaters are found in the county, starting in the Appalachian Mountains, and flows through many towns and the city of Reading, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia where it flows into the Delaware River. To the south, southern Schuylkill county is home to Blue Mountain and Appalachian Trail. The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... A rainy day in the Great Smoky Mountains, Western North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of North American mountains, partly in Canada, but mostly in the United States, forming a zone, from 100 to 300 miles wide, running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 1... City of Reading seal Reading (pronounced red - ing) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Delaware River Watershed The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... The Blue Mountain area ; Not shown to the west is Hawk Mountain area . Blue Mountain, is the prominent, most southeastern Appalachian ridge in the Ridge-and-Valley Province of Pennsylvania. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ...


Adjacent counties

Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed Seat Wilkes-Barre Area  - Total  - Water 2,349 km² (907 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 1. ... Carbon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Berks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed 1813 Seat Lebanon Area  - Total  - Water 939 km² (363 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Northumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Columbia County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

Notable natives and residents

  • John O'Hara - a short story writer and best-selling novelist, brought Pottsville into the national spotlight through his "Gibbsville" stories, accounts of 1920s Pottsville socialites. O'Hara's single family home is located at 606 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville.

John Henry OHara (31 January 1905 – 11 April 1970) was an American writer who was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 3 - Babe Ruth is traded by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees for $125,000, the largest sum ever paid for a player at that time. ... Mahantongo is an early American Indian name meaning where we had plenty of meat to eat or was so designated by the Delaware Indians Lenape as plenty of meat or good hunting grounds. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or (coal) seam. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq. ... Conrad Michael Richter (October 13, 1890-October 30, 1968) was an award-winning American of German origin novelist whose lyrical work focuses on life along the American frontier. ... Conrad Richter is an award winning auther. ... Pine Grove is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 150,336 people, 60,530 households, and 40,131 families residing in the county. The population density was 75/km² (193/mi²). There were 67,806 housing units at an average density of 34/km² (87/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.62% White, 2.09% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 60,530 households out of which 26.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 20.90% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.20 males.


Schuylkill County is one of the most heavily Lithuanian parts of the United States. New Philadelphia, West Mahanoy, Shenandoah, and Girardville have the highest proportions of Lithuanian Americans of all places in the country. Irish Americans, Polish Americans, and Italian Americans are also predominant. New Philadelphia is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Mahanoy City Pronounced MOCK-anoy City, or MA-noy City, is a borough located 50 miles (80 km) north by west of Reading in northern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania or the southern Coal Region. ... Shenandoah, is a town and a borough located in the lower part of the Coal Region Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Girardville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Irish Americans are residents or citizens of the United States who claim Irish ancestry. ... Polish-American refers to American citizens of Polish descent. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ...


Municipalities

Farming near Klingerstown, Pennsylvania.

Image Number K5052-5 Farming near Klingerstown, Pennsylvania. ... Image Number K5052-5 Farming near Klingerstown, Pennsylvania. ...

Cities

Motto: Nickname: Map [[Image:|px|center|Location of Pottsville, Pennsylvania]] Political Statistics Founded 1806 Incorporated February 19, 1828 Schuylkill County Mayor John D. W. Reiley Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 10. ...

Boroughs

Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Ashland is a borough located in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania. ... Auburn is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 839. ... Coaldale is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Cressona is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Deer Lake is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Frackville is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 50 miles (81km) northeast of Harrisburg. ... Gilberton is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Girardville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Gordon is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Landingville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Mahanoy City Pronounced MOCK-anoy City, or MA-noy City, is a borough located 50 miles (80 km) north by west of Reading in northern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania or the southern Coal Region. ... McAdoo is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Mechanicsville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Middleport is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Minersville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Mount Carbon is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... New Philadelphia is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... New Ringgold is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Orwigsburg is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Palo Alto is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Pine Grove is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Port Carbon is a borough of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,019. ... Port Clinton is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Ringtown is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Schuylkill Haven is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, four miles (6 km) south of Pottsville. ... Shenandoah, is a town and a borough located in the lower part of the Coal Region Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... St. ... Tamaqua is a town in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Tower City is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Tremont is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (805x483, 88 KB) Summary Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in April 2006. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (805x483, 88 KB) Summary Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in April 2006. ...

Townships

Barry Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Blythe Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Branch Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Butler Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Cass Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Delano Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... East Brunswick Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... East Norwegian Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... East Union Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Eldred Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Foster Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Frailey Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 416. ... Hegins Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Hubley Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Kline Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Mahanoy Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... New Castle Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... North Manheim Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... North Union Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Norwegian Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Pine Grove Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Porter Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Reilly Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Rush Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Ryan Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Schuylkill Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... South Manheim Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Tremont Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Union Township is located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Upper Mahantongo Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Walker Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Washington Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Wayne Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... West Brunswick Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... West Mahanoy Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... West Penn Township is a township located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ...

Census-designated places

A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Altamont is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Beurys Lake is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Branchdale is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Brandonville is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Buck Run is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Delano is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Donaldson is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Duncott is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Englewood is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Forrestville is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Fountain Springs is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Friedensburg is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Grier City-Park Crest is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Heckscherville is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Hometown is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Farming near Klingerstown, Pennsylvania. ... Lake Wynonah is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Lavelle-Locustdale is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Marlin is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... McKeansburg is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... New Boston-Morea is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Newtown is an unincorporated community in Reilly Township, Schuylkill County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Nuremberg is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Oneida is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Ravine is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Reinerton-Orwin-Muir is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Renningers is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Seltzer is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Shenandoah Heights is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Sheppton is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Summit Station is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Tuscarora is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Valley View is a census-designated place located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Weishample is a community in Schuylkill County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, about 20 miles northeast of Harrisburg. ...

Education

Public School Districts

Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts
  • Blue Mountain School District
  • Hazleton Area School District (also in Luzerne County)
  • Mahanoy Area School District
  • Minersville Area School District
  • North Schuylkill School District (also in Columbia County)
  • Panther Valley School District (also in Carbon County)
  • Pine Grove Area School District
  • Pottsville Area School District
  • Saint Clair Area School District
  • Schuylkill Haven Area School District
  • Shenandoah Valley School District
  • Tamaqua Area School District
  • Tri-Valley School District
  • Williams Valley School District (also in Dauphin County)

Image File history File links Map_of_Schuylkill_County_Pennsylvania_School_Districts. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Schuylkill_County_Pennsylvania_School_Districts. ...

See also

Anthracite coal Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... John Henry OHara (31 January 1905 – 11 April 1970) was an American writer who was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. ... Mahantongo is an early American Indian name meaning where we had plenty of meat to eat or was so designated by the Delaware Indians Lenape as plenty of meat or good hunting grounds. ... Pronounced MOCK-anoy City, or MA-noy This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1923 map The Reading Company (AAR reporting mark RDG), usually called the Reading Railroad, and officially known as the Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway until 1924, operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states. ... The Schuylkill River, pronounced SKOO-kull (IPA: ), is a river in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

External links

Municipalities and Communities of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: Pottsville)
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Boroughs Ashland | Auburn | Coaldale | Cressona | Deer Lake | Frackville | Gilberton | Girardville | Gordon | Landingville | Mahanoy City | McAdoo | Mechanicsville | Middleport | Minersville | Mount Carbon | New Philadelphia | New Ringgold | Orwigsburg | Palo Alto | Pine Grove | Port Carbon | Port Clinton | Ringtown | Schuylkill Haven | Shenandoah | St. Clair | Tamaqua | Tower City | Tremont
Townships Barry Twp. | Blythe Twp. | Branch Twp. | Butler Twp. | Cass Twp. | Delano Twp. | East Brunswick Twp. | East Norwegian Twp. | East Union Twp. | Eldred Twp. | Foster Twp. | Frailey Twp. | Hegins Twp. | Hubley Twp. | Kline Twp. | Mahanoy Twp. | New Castle Twp. | North Manheim Twp. | North Union Twp. | Norwegian Twp. | Pine Grove Twp. | Porter Twp. | Reilly Twp. | Rush Twp. | Ryan Twp. | Schuylkill Twp. | South Manheim Twp. | Tremont Twp. | Union Twp. | Upper Mahantongo Twp. | Walker Twp. | Washington Twp. | Wayne Twp. | West Brunswick Twp. | West Mahanoy Twp. | West Penn Twp.
Communities and CDPs Altamont | Beurys Lake | Branchdale | Brandonville | Buck Run | Delano | Donaldson | Duncott | Englewood | Forrestville | Fountain Springs | Friedensburg | Grier City-Park Crest | Heckscherville | Hometown | Klingerstown | Lake Wynonah | Lavelle-Locustdale | Marlin | McKeansburg | New Boston-Morea | Newtown | Nuremberg | Oneida | Ravine | Reinerton-Orwin-Muir | Renningers | Seltzer | Shenandoah Heights | Sheppton | Summit Station | Tuscarora | Valley View | Weishample
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Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (708 words)
Schuylkill County was formed March 1, 1811, named for the Schuylkill River; was purchased from the Six Nations in 1749.
This county revels in picturesque scenery; excellent roads curve through valleys of surpassing richness and fertility, or wander along a ridge with glorious views on either side; in the north, the-sky line of a mountain range is often broken by a weird coal breaker; in every direction there is beauty and interest.
Discovered in Schuylkill County by Nicho Allen in 1790; while camping out overnight, he built a fire among some rocks, under shelter of the trees; during the night, being awakened by unusual heat he saw the rocks a mass of glowing fire, he having ignited the outcrop of a bed of coal.
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (905 words)
Schuylkill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River.
Schuylkill County was created on March 1, 1811 from parts of Berks and Northampton Counties and named for the Schuylkill River.
Schuylkill County is one of the most heavily Lithuanian parts of the United States.
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