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The Schuylkill River Greenways map is divided by Trailheads, Trail Towns and Places to Visit.
Pottsville is located in Schuylkill County. It’s located in Pennsylvania’s Coal Region. Pottsville's anthracite coal history began in 1790 with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen. Legend has it that Allen fell asleep at the base of the Broad Mountain and woke to the sight of a large fire. His campfire had ignited an outcropping of coal. By 1795 an anthracite fired iron furnace was established on the Schuylkill River. In 1806 John Potts purchased the furnace and then founded the City of Pottsville. The city is also home of Jerry’s Classic Car Museum, a museum established in 1966 with an authentic atmosphere displaying fine motor vehicles from yesteryear. For more about Pottsville, visit www.city.pottsville.pa.us/index.html.