Schuylkill County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable James Goodman
(570) 628-1215
Lisa Stevens, Executive Director
570-628-1050

Schuylkill County offers a diverse drive from rolling farmlands to mountainous coal lands. Rich in the history of the Molly Maguires, Yuengling Brewery, the birthplace of cable television (Service Electric), Mrs. T's Pierogies, and such greats as big band leaders Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Schuylkill County offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and educational opportunities. The unique and rich history of our county is represented through a variety of museums, interesting tours, scenic train rides, architectural styles, ethnic festivals, state parks and truly one-of-a-kind sculpture, which abounds across the county.

This large area is known for timber, good quality water supply and anthracitic coal - over four billion tons remain in local coal reserves. Home to Penn State Schuylkill and the new Lehigh Carbon Community College Campus, Schuylkill County is providing a variety of educational opportunities through partnerships with numerous institutions of higher learning.

Intersected by Routes 61 and Interstate 81, Schuylkill County is quickly becoming a leader in warehousing development for Fortune 100 companies. The creation of Highridge Business Park and strategic Keystone Opportunity Zones has opened the doors for numerous Fortune 100 companies to locate in the county's 783 square miles. Manufacturing, retail trade, health care, education services and public administration are the county's top employers.

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Schuylkill County Facts

Population
150,336
Class
4th
Founded
1811
County Seat
Pottsville, PA
Website
www.co.schuylkill.pa.us
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