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Encyclopedia > Shenandoah, Pennsylvania

Shenandoah is a borough located in the lower part of the Coal Region, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania It is 105 miles (169 km) northwest of Philadelphia. The United Greek Catholic Church (Ruthenian rite) was the first of that denomination in the United States. St. George Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church is the oldest Lithuanian parish in the United States. In 1900, 20,321 people lived here; in 1910, 25,774 people lived here; in 1920, 24,726 people lived here; and in 1940, 19,790 people lived here. The population was 5,624 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... Schuylkill County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

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History

Shenandoah was settled between 1820 and 1835. The earliest settler was a farmer named Peter Kehley and he would later discover anthracite coal in a nearby stream. Booming growth occurred during the Civil War years caused by the development and opening of several anthracite coal mines. The area was incorporated as a borough in 1866 and was a famous hotbed of activity during the era of the Molly Maguires in the 1870's. After the original influx of English, Welsh, Irish and German immigrants a large influx of peoples from the eastern and southern European countries occurred in the decades before and after the turn of the Twentieth Century and by 1920 a population of nearly 30,000 residents was attained with the city taking on a cosmopolitan appearance. The community was hard hit by the decline of the anthracite coal industry after World War II and heavy emigration by coal miners occurred in order to find work elsewhere. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Anthracite coal Anthracite is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. ... Wyoming coal mine Coal mining is the mining of coal. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... For the movie, see The Molly Maguires (film). ... Anthracite coal Anthracite (Greek Ανθρακίτης, literally a form of coal, from Anthrax [Άνθραξ], coal) is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Origins of the name Shenandoah

The origin of the name Shenandoah is much debated. One theory holds that Shenandoah is an Indian word meaning "sprucy stream" or "river flowing alongside high hills and mountains." The word Shenandoah does come from Algonquian-Wakashian American Indians which does mean (Beautiful star daughter; maybe spruce-lined stream or vast prairie.) The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ...


Another theory is the origin of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, Indian, of course, and also means "daughter of the skies." Jacob Oliver Roads named Shenadoah after the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia where he had coal interests. Other claims are that Shenandoah is Iroquois for "great plains" and less likely, that it is derived from the Schind-han-dom or "spruce stream." Ultimately, it is left to the residents to determine which meaning it is for themselves, for it could be any of these choices. Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, VA. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Staunton, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. ...


Notable natives and residents

Shenandoah was the birthplace of jazz musicians and bandleaders Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... James Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 - June 12, 1957) was a prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader. ...


Shenandoah was also the birthplace of writer Daryl Poniscan, whose novel, Andoshen, PA is set in "a fictional town fourteen real miles from John O'Hara's fictional Gibbsville." (Shenandoah is fourteen miles north of Pottsville). John Henry OHara (31 January 1905 – 11 April 1970) was an American writer. ... 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. ...


Shenandoah was also the birthplace of Mary Twardzik. In 1952, her son Ted, using Mary's original recipe for a potato-stuffed pasta pocket, or pierogi, launched the Shenandoah-based, brand Mrs. T's Pierogies [1]', which today is run with the help of Ateeco Corp. 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Pierogi frying A plateful of Pierogi Pierogi (also perogi, perogy, piroghi, pirogi, or pyrohy) are filled Slavic dumplings. ...


Roman-Catholic priest, best selling author, and GULAG survivor Walter Ciszek was born to a Polish-American family in Shenandoah. He is currently under investigation for possible Sainthood. His current title is Servant of God. The Roman Catholic Church believes its founding was based on Jesus appointment of Saint Peter as the primary church leader, later Bishop of Rome. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gulag ( , Russian: ) was the government body responsible for administering prison camps across the former Soviet Union. ... Rev. ... A Polish American is an American citizen of Polish descent. ... General definition of saint In general, the term Saint refers to someone who is exceptionally virtuous and holy. ... Servant of God is the title given to a person of the Roman Catholic Church upon whom a pope has opened a cause of sainthood. ...


Geography

Shenandoah is located at 40°49′11″N, 76°12′10″W (40.819753, -76.202883)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²). 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (3.80%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,624 people, 2,649 households, and 1,380 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,428.6/km² (3,710.7/mi²). There were 3,339 housing units at an average density of 848.2/km² (2,203.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.40% White, 0.34% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.76% 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 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 2,649 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.9% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.84. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $18,714, and the median income for a family was $26,910. Males had a median income of $24,289 versus $19,783 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,562. About 16.2% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.3% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Trivia

  • In Schuylkill County Court, January 1902, those interested, filed their petition for retail, wholesale, bottling or brewing licenses at the Office of the Clerk of the Court. Shenandoah was represented with over 165 bars and 2 breweries. This coal town offered more bars per thousand people than any other location in the world.
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not once stated that Shenandoah, Pennsylvania was the most congested square mile in the United States, not excluding Chinatown in New York or San Francisco.
  • On November 21, 1886, the first Ruthenian (present-day Ukrainian) Catholic Church in the United States, dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel, was blessed by its pastor. The new parish got its start four years earlier when a group of seventy Galician and Subcarpathian Ruthenian families gathered together and agreed to petition the Ruthenian Catholic Metropolitan of Galicia. That meeting took place under the guidance of Carl Reiss, a Lithuanian immigrant.
  • Over the years Shenandoah has been described in many different ways. During the town's hayday Shenandoah was called; "the only Wild West town in the East" for the rough and tumble attitude of its residents, "the city of churches" for the many houses of worship located within it's borders, "the Vilnius of North America" for the large Lithuanian community, and "little New York" for the town's diverse population.
  • St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church is listed as the oldest Polish parish in the Eastern United States. This historic parish was founded in 1872, mostly by Lithuanian immigrants.
  • During the Great Coal Strike of 1902 the Pennsylvania National Guard was called into Shenandoah to keep the peace and curb rioting by angry miners. The strike would only be resolved after President Theodore Roosevelt intervened.

Schuylkill County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Ripleys Believe It or Not! deals in the bizarre—events and items so strange and unusual that it is often hard to believe that they actually exist--but they do: believe it. ... Guido Renis archangel Michael (in the Capuchin church of Sta. ... There are two well-known places called Galicia: Galicia, one of Spains autonomous communities. ... Location Ethnographic region AukÅ¡taitija County Vilnius County Municipality Vilnius city municipality Coordinates Number of elderates 20 General Information Capital of Lithuania Vilnius County Vilnius city municipality Vilnius district municipality Population About 600,000 in 2006 (1st) First mentioned 1323 Granted city rights 1387 Not to be confused with Vilnius... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ... 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Categories: Rail stubs | Philadelphia and Reading Railroad ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Saint Casimir Jagiełło, prince of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania was born in 1458 at the royal palace in Kraków. ... Political cartoon from the Cleveland Dealer The Coal Strike of 1902 was a strike by the United Mine Workers of America in the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania that marked a change in the role of the United States government, which had historically sided with management, to functioning more as... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 40°49′11″N 76°12′10″W / 40.819753, -76.202883Coordinates: 40°49′11″N 76°12′10″W / 40.819753, -76.202883

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Shenandoah is positioned 40.81 degrees north of the equator and 76.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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