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Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County was created on March 1, 1811, from parts of Berks County and Northampton County. Schuylkill is a Dutch word meaning "hidden stream" of which the local Schuylkill River bears the name. The county grew in size on March 3, 1818, when parts of Columbia County and Luzerne County were added. The original county seat was Orwigsburg, but the county seat today is Pottsville, named for the Pott family who were early settlers. It was incorporated as a borough on February 19, 1828, and became a city in 1910.

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Township Map of Schuylkill County, Pa.

Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website and modified by Ruhrfisch in April 2006.

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