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Schuylkill County

Parts of what was originally Berks and Northampton Counties became Schuylkill County in 1811. The region was named after the Schuylkill River which is Dutch for “hidden stream.” Schuylkill County is known for being a central piece of the anthracite Coal Region. Necho Allen is credited for discovering that anthracite coal could burn in 1790. In 1812, George Shoemaker realized that anthracite, often referred to as hard coal, could fire a rolling mill. After that, the mining industry in Schuylkill County was ignited.

Sites on the Trail in Schuylkill County

Appalachian Trailhead

Port Clinton is a small town with a big story. The town of 300 sits in the gap where the Schuylkill River cuts through the in the Appalachian Mountains,...

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Jerry’s Classic Car Museum

A museum with an authentic atmosphere displaying fine motor vehicles from yesteryear. Over 20,000 collectible items of interest will stir fond memories. Established in 1966. Sponsor of the Annual...

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Walk In Art Center

The Walk In Art Center is a non-profit organization founded in the belief that art and culture can positively affect the lives of all. Located in rural Schuylkill Haven,...

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Yuengling Brewery Tours

Come tour the site of America’s Oldest Brewery. Discover the hand-dug fermentation caves that were used for storage before refrigeration. Wander through time and enjoy a taste of living...

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