Port Carbon in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
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. Touch for map. The marker is located in the Veterans Memorial Park next to the Janet Eich Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Pike Street, Port Carbon PA 17965, United States of America.
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) (approx. 0.4 miles away); 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); John O'Hara (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burd Patterson (approx. 2 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.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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