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

Schuylkill County

 
 
Schuylkill County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
1. Schuylkill County Marker
Inscription. Formed March 1, 1811 out of Northampton and Berks counties. Parts of Columbia and Luzerne counties added 1818. The name honors the Schuylkill River. County seat, Pottsville, was made a borough in 1828; city in 1911. A center of the anthracite coal industry.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Comission.
 
Location. 40° 41.254′ N, 76° 11.888′ W. Marker is in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of West Laurel Boulevard and North 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on West Laurel Boulevard. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Schuylkill County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North 2nd 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. Molly Maguire Executions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pottsville Maroons (about 400 feet away); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 0.3 miles away); John O'Hara (approx. 0.4 miles away); Burd Patterson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Firth Dock (1828-1871)
Wide view of the Schuylkill County Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
2. Wide view of the Schuylkill County Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Schuylkill Canal (approx. 1.7 miles away); Veterans of Port Carbon (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pottsville.
 
Also see . . .  History | Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce. Schuylkill County's history is closely tied to the history of Anthracite coal. (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Schuylkill County Court House (1891) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 3, 2013
3. Schuylkill County Court House (1891)
The court house has stood over the City of Pottsville for over one hundred years.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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