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Pottsville in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John O'Hara

 
 
John O'Hara Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. John O'Hara Marker
Inscription. This was the home, from 1916 to 1928, of one of America's best known novelists and short-story writers. Born at Pottsville in 1905, he used this anthracite region as a setting for several of his major works. O'Hara died at Princeton, N.J., in 1970.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 40.948′ N, 76° 11.937′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is on Mahantongo Street west of South 6th Street. Click for map. The marker stands in front of the John O'Hara House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville PA 17901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burd Patterson (about 500 feet away); Pottsville Maroons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schuylkill County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. 0.4 miles away); Firth Dock (1828-1871) (approx. 1.6 miles away); Schuylkill Canal (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans of Port Carbon (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pottsville.
 
Also see . . .
Wide view of the John O'Hara Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the John O'Hara Marker
The marker in front of the National Register of Historic Places listed John O'Hara House.
1. The Atlantic: Revisiting Gibbsville -- a look at the writing and career of John O'Hara. His undisguised longing for acclaim still keeps John O'Hara from being the favorite son of the place he defined. (Submitted on September 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. John O'Hara House - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on September 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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