Signs of History

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY

Formed March 1, 1811 out of Northampton and Berks Counties. Parts of Columbia and Luzerene 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. (City type: SE corner, Laurel Blvd. & N. 2nd St., Pottsville.)

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FORT FRANKLIN (PA 309 SE of Snyder at rest area.)
FORT LEBANON (PA 895 NE of Auburn.)
UNION CANAL (PA 443 just S of Pine Grove.)
TULPEHOCKEN PATH (PA 25 between Hegins & Valley View.)
JOHN O'HARA (City type: 606 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.)
VALLEY FURNACE (US 209 just E of New Philadelphia.)
ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH (City type: corner Chestnut & Oak Sts., Shenandoah.)

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