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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker series.
 
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. The marker stands in front of the John O'Hara House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville PA 17901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); In Memory of the First Defenders and Nicholas Biddle (about 600 feet away); Spanish War Veterans
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.
(about 600 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pottsville.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Enlarged view of John O'Hara House and Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Frederick Bothwell, December 28, 2019
3. Enlarged view of John O'Hara House and Marker Site
John O'Hara gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 14, 2019
4. John O'Hara gravesite
Princeton Cemetery of Nassau Presbyterian Church.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 584 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 28, 2019, by Frederick Bothwell of Georgetown, Texas.   4. submitted on December 30, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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