About PottsvillePottsville was named for John Pott, a pioneer ironworker who built a small iron furnace in 1806. The founding of the city coincided with the beginning of the vital iron and steel industry, which prospered for more than a century.
Pottsville also was part of northeastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining region. Pottsville sports the 90-foot-high Henry Clay Monument, a memorial to the presidential candidate who supported legislation favorable to the area's coal industry. The monument, built in 1855, is said to be the nation's oldest cast-iron statue.
Visitor Centers Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau Union Station Building One Progress Cir. Pottsville, PA 17901. Phone:(570)622-7700 or (800)765-7282
Things to Do Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum
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