Port Carbon in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 40° 41.72′ N, 76° 9.989′ W. Marker is in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County. Marker is at the intersection of Pike Street and Pine Street, on the right when traveling east on Pike Street. The marker is located in the Veterans Memorial Park next to the Janet Eich Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Pike Street, Port Carbon PA 17965, 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. Veterans of Port Carbon (a few steps from this marker); Firth Dock (1828-1871) Pottsville Maroons (approx. 1.7 miles away); Schuylkill County (approx. 1.7 miles away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. 1.8 miles away); Yuengling -America's Oldest Brewery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. 1.9 miles away); In Memory of the First Defenders and Nicholas Biddle (approx. 1.9 miles away).
Also see . . . History of the Schuylkill Navigation System. The system was most prosperous between 1835 and 1841 although its record tonnage, nearly two million tons, occurred in 1859. During the second half of the 19th century the rise of the railroad, floods, droughts, and a miners' strike contributed to the downfall of the system. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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