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Ashland

Welcome to Ashland Ashland is the western gateway into the Upper Schuylkill Region along PA Route 54 and 61, which traverses through the heart of anthracite coal culture. The borough is named after Henry Clay’s lush estate near Lexington, Kentucky. Ashland was the site of Jacob Rodenberger’s old log hotel in 1820. Burd S. Patterson, …

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Frackville

Welcome to Frackville Plentiful veins of anthracite coal discovered north of the Broad Mountain, near Frackville, attracted residents to settle the village in the late 1800s. Initially, the population was comprised mostly of mining and railroad officials, and coal miners’ families. Original settler and the borough’s namesake Daniel Frack divided a portion of his large …

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Girardville

Welcome to Girardville Girardville – best known as home to the infamous Molly Maguires – is located along PA Route 54 in the Upper Schuylkill Region, and serves as an important link among our local communities. The borough was named after mariner, merchant and philanthropist Stephen Girard, who in 1830 purchased the acreage that would …

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Mahanoy City

Welcome to Mahanoy City Mahanoy City, situated at the intersection of Route 339 and Route 54, is a gateway into the region from the east and from the north via Route 81. This community has a great sense of pride and volunteer support. Mahanoy City will enhance its downtown and promote its sense of community …

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Ringtown

Welcome to Ringtown Ringtown offers Upper Schuylkill visitors and residents a variety of year round recreational opportunities – including fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching and hiking – in a pristine natural setting of pastoral farmland, open space, and forested Pennsylvania state game lands. Frederick Labenberg, an innkeeper, is said to have built …

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Shenandoah

Welcome to Shenandoah Shenandoah, located along PA Routes 54 and 924 in the Upper Schuylkill Region, is an ethnically diverse town that expresses its cultural flair through a vibrant Main Street dotted with a selection of fine restaurants and shops. Borough residents worship at Shenandoah’s historic churches that feature magnificent architectural and artistic elements. Visitors …