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Municipalities/Villages in Schuylkill County.
The following is a list of municipalities/villages located in Schuylkill County and the township to which they belong.Reader's Additions to the village list can be found at the bottom of this page. Use Edit, Find to search for village.
If you know of a village that is not listed, please email me with the village name along with the township and I'll be glad to add it to the list
Names in the list above with a * were submitted by Cheryl Fidler Schneck. Thanks Cheryl!
Ellengowan or Lanigans !! One of the first to be established.
Maple Hill once known as Maple Dale
Patriotic Hill aka Shanty Hill
Suffolk which was carved out of St. Nicholas when new breaker was built.
Wiggans also from original St. Nicholas . Site of killing of Molly Maguires.
Fowlers which was site of Knickerbocker Colliery.
Submitted by Jim Jones
Thomastown change to Thomaston
Glen Bower change to Glen Dower
Kilmira change to Kalmia
Marlin to Mar Lin
Mable to Mabel
Broad Mountain ... New Castle
Centerville ... Norwegian
Cherry Valley ... Cass
Coquenac ... East Norwegian
Delaware ... Cass (former name of Duncott)
Graytown ... East Norwegian
Homesville ... Butler
Mackeysburg ... Cass
Mill Creek ... East Norwegian
Mill Creek Manor ... East Norwegian
Molleystown ... Tremont
New Castle ... New Castle
New London ... North Union
Patterson ... Schuylkill (Former name of Brockton)
Pine Knot ... Cass
Preston Hill .. Butler
Rappahannock ... Butler
Raven Run ... West Mahanoy
Reedsville ... Wayne
Swatara ... Reilly
Swopes Valley ... Pine Grove
Shaefer's Hill ... Cass
Shaft Hill ... New Castle (and home of our congressman)
Turkey Run ... Shenandoah
Valley Furnace ... Blythe
Windy Harbor ... East Norwegian/Blythe
Black Heath ... Cass
Cape Horn ... North Manheim
Cressonville ... Branch
Doudentown ... Branch
Hillside / Cressona Road ... North Manheim
New Mines ... Reilly
Panther Valley ... Wayne and North Manheim
Seek ... Tamaqua / Old Rahn Twp
West West Terrace ... Branch
York Farm ... Pottsville
Yorkville ... Pottsville
Submitted by Mark T. Major
Wild Cat, which is near Preston Hill, and also above Girardville
Submitted by Bob Auchenbach
Four villages in east Butler Township to add to list are:
Homesville, a half-mile west of Girardville
Wildcat, a quarter mile north of Girardville
Rappahannock, a half-mile east of Girardville
Powder Mill, just east of Girardville
Submitted by Thomas J. Dempsey
Eagle Hill is located on the border of Blythe and East Norwegian Townships. It is just east of Mill Creek Manor (on the southern edge of Saint Clair). It is also located north of Port Carbon, beyond Lower Mill Creek. The area is mining country and is currently uninhabited.
Submitted by Mark Major
Bear Run -- Mahanoy
Beury's Grove -- Barry
Big Vein (now Kaska) -- Blythe
Brier City -- Norwegian
Buck Mountain Hills -- Mahanoy
Buck Row Railroad -- Foster
Bull's Head -- Norwegian
Clamtown -- West Penn
Cold Run -- Walker
Cole's -- Mahanoy
Deep Creek Valley -- Barry
Doran's -- Mahanoy
Eagle Ridge -- East Norwegian
East Delaware Mines (same as East Mines) -- Norwegian
East Pine Knot -- Cass
East William Penn -- West Mahanoy
Edgemont -- Butler
Feeneyville -- East Union
Fine Points Village (sp?) -- East Norwegian
Finger Board -- Butler
Five Points -- Blythe
Frackville Village -- West Mahanoy
Galway Hill -- Butler
Germanville -- Butler
Glenndon Hills -- Mahanoy
Greenfield -- Cass
Greensberry -- New Castle
Haucks -- Rush
Hauto -- Rush
Hidden Valley -- Wayne
Hills Village -- Mahanoy
Inglewood -- Butler
Kamia -- Tremont
Kaska William (now Kaska) -- Blythe
Landingville -- North Manheim
Locust Mountian -- West Mahanoy
Lorraine Village -- Blythe
Lower Lorberry Village -- Tremont
Lower Mill Creek -- East Norwegian, Norwegian
Lower Rausch Creek -- Frailey
Lower Shaft -- West Mahanoy
Mahoning Valley -- West Penn
Millersville -- Butler
New Settlement -- Branch
New Silver Brook -- Kline
Oak Hill -- Norwegian
Peach Mountain -- New Castle
Pine Creek -- Hegins
Robinson's Patch -- Mahanoy
Second Mountain Road -- North Manheim
Sorberry -- Tremont
South Tamaqua -- West Penn
Sweet Arrow Lake -- Washington
Tumbling Run -- North Manheim
Upper Brownville -- West Mahanoy
Upper Mill Creek -- East Norwegian, Norwegian
The following came up as other communities in the county, but I have been unable to verify which township they were in (if they were, indeed, in this county in the first place! several may be Bucks county names that got mixed in?). If anyone can help me locate or verify these, I would appreciate it:
Brewer City -- maybe Norwegian?
East Mahanoy Tunnel
Gordon Nagle -- Pottsville? Norwegian? other?
Lower Brownville -- West Mahanoy?
Nesquehoning -- wrong county? any part in Schuylkill?
Plush Hill -- Norwegian?
Stone Mountain Manor
Upper Black Eddy
West William Penn -- West Mahanoy?
Williams Valley Junction
Submitted by Becki White, MLS
Head Reference Librarian
Dutch Hollow (former name for Brier City) - Norwegian Twp
Brier City - Norwegian Twp
Duncanville - Norwegian Twp
North America - Norwegian Twp
Submitted by Bernie Bernatonis
Hometown - 2 miles north of Tamaqua - Rush Twp
Submitted by Carolyn Scheib Fung
From the 1900 Federal Census:
Township or other division of county: Porter Township
Name of incorporated city, town, or village within the above-named division:
Can't find New Lincoln on any current map, but I do know that my grandmother
was born in Joliett 4 months after this census was taken and her brother was
born in Reinerton in 1902. New Lincoln must've been somewhere in that
Submitted by Lynn Schneider
Skintown. Was a patch located in Rahn Township between what is now Coaldale and Lansford.
Submitted by Joe Bimler
Gilberton in West Mahanoy Township
Submitted by Mike
According to Pam Startzel, Kulpmont and Marion Heights are in Northumberland County.
Brewer City is another spelling for Brier City, Norwegian Township, found on some census records.
West West is another area forgotten, being the coal mining area next to Blackwood, accessible on a road from the Llewelyn fire station...
Long Dam was a recreation area between Minersville and Marlin, used for swimming and fishing for many years until mostly covered over for a parking lot by the plastics factory...
Mine Hill Gap was the first name for the area now called Duncott, South cass township....
Currently the Gordon Nagle Trail is the section of PA Route 901 from Route 209 (Sheetz Plaza) to PA Route 183 (the light in Cressona).
Gordon Nagle (I think, but I'm not certain) was founder of Schuylkill Products, Inc., 135 Gordon Nagle Trail, Pottsville, business office phone 570-385-2352 (Business name, address and phone from 2001-2002 Easy-to-read-telemphone-directory)
Schuylkill Products is in North Manheim Township, N of Cressona Borough (or Cressona Borough?).
Stone Mountain Manor
From the 1976 Commemorative Book, No. 490, Wayne Township, pp. 90-91:
In the year 1924, Jacob and Maud Boltz purchased approximately 300 acres of land situated at the foot of Stone Mountian, 1 mile west of Route 183 junction [with PA Route 895] at Summit Station. This land consisted of 4 farms which were primarily used for raising cattle and sheep.
In 1930, being aggressive people, they began to establish a summer resort known as Stone Mountain Manor. This became a well known recreation area throughout the county. It was so named after the railroad station, 'Stone Mount' on the Susquehanna & Schuylkill Railroad, better known as the "S & S" which then was located back of the park at the foot of the mountain and ran parallel with Route 895. ...
Stone Mountain Manor consisted of a large picnic area with pavillions, childrens playground, a building for refreshments, grille, dance hall, a beautiful lake for boating and a wooded area for hiking. The people from this area were grateful for a lovely park for picnics and social events. With no other parks around people came from far and near to enjoy gathering in this beautiful park. Churches, Sunday Schools and various organizations held picnics and reunions in the pavilions and picnic grounds. Youngsters enjoyed the swings, sliding boards, swimming and also hikes thru the cool wooded grounds. Many well known top name bands and orchestras were the added attraction for Saturday nights and Holidays.
Those who were inclined enjoyed rides on the Lake in row boats and canoes. Cottages too were available to rent for week end and summer vacations and provided a cool refreshing retreat under the trees near the Lake, away from the heat and hustle of the towns and one's daily work routine.
In 1958 the Manor was thriving and improvements were made on the pool and grounds to accommodate the crowds which gathered to enjoy the resort.
In 1960, a son, Benjamin took over the management of the Park until his death December 23, 1975.
Today  the resort is owned and operated by Yogi Amrit Desai who owns and operates the Kripaul Yoga Ashram Retreat which has replaced the Stone Mountain Manor Resort.
--- end text from Commemorative Book ---
``This will be one of the biggest temples in America,'' said Pravin Desai, a native of India who is overseeing construction of the temple.
Purchasing the former Kripalu Ashram Yoga Center in 1987 for $575,000, Desai also has plans to develop the 240 acres of land into a residential/vacation village, cultural museums, shops, a community dinning hall, medical clinics and schools.
Submitted by Ray L. Moyer
Fred J. Maurer says that Mowry is located in Barry Twp. not Butler Twp. My great great grandfather founded Mowry and I know that it is in Barry Twp.
Lavelle also known as Salone and Rocktown.
Huntersville (Lavelle P.O.), Barry Twp.
Kulpmont between Mt. Carmel and Shamokin, Columbia Co. submitted by Helen Stobie
Greenland the part of Swatara where all the Irish lived source :Zerbey History of Pottsville etc. p1336 I heard my grandmother speak of this area.
My mother Ann Fox b.1904, always said she was born in Marshfield out side of Tremont, all that I can find is a Marshfield Road on the map. I think there was a village along there someplace I know that other relatives lived in the area.
Submitted by N Heinzen
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