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 acreage into town lots, which combined with a tract from Frackville cofounder Samuel Haupt, created the basis for the town.

Frackville position near the Broad Mountain may have been the inspiration behind Haupt’s nickname Mountain City Property, which he used to refer to his rural land, which became a prime piece of residential real estate. Locals continue to use the moniker Mountain City when referring to Frackville.

Today, the borough is conveniently located along PA Route 61 and is easily accessible from Interstate 81. Frackville is a gateway into the Upper Schuylkill Region from either the south or north.

The Dutch Kitchen Restaurant is popular dining spot for locals and visitors, and several hotels and motels offer convenient lodging for visitors spending a weekend getaway or a family vacation in the Upper Schuylkill Region.

Frackville Borough Hall

  • 219 South Balliet Street
    Frackville, PA 17931
  • Nick Borzok, Mayor
  • Steve Bobiak, Council President

Elementary, Secondary and Special Education

  • North Schuylkill Schuylkill District
  • Cardinal Brennan High School
  • Trinity Academy at the Father Walter J. Ciszek Education Center (K-6)
  • Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29
  • St. Joseph’s Center for Special Learning

Frackville Annual Community Events

  • Englewood Fire Company “Block Party” – Memorial Day Weekend
  • Frackville “Mardi Gras” – 3rd Saturday February
  • Frackville “Car Cruise” – 2nd Sunday June
  • Zion Lutheran “Strawberry Festival” – June
  • Polish National “Ice Cream Social” – August
  • St. Ann’s “Block Party” – 1st Weekend July
  • Annunciation “Food Sale” – June
  • Christ Episcopal “Peach Festival” – August
  • St. Joseph “Block Party” – 1st Friday and Saturday August
  • “Frackville Farewell Brunch” – Upper Schuylkill Homecoming – Labor Day
  • “Movies at the Elks” Frackville Recreation Board – Summer Months
  • Frackville “Community-wide Yard Sale” 1st Saturday May
  • Frackville 4th of July “Fireworks” – 1st Sunday July