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.)
For a map directing you to Schuylkill County click here.
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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