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 and low-cost of living. It will be a clean, green and safe community and create a place where people want to live and work.

The central office of Upper Schuylkill Downtowns is located at the village’s main intersection in the Mahanoy Area Downtown Center, which also houses the Mahanoy Area Historical Society’s collection, Schuylkill Community Education Council, and the office of Senator James J. Rhoades (R-29).

Mahanoy City was established as a borough in 1863, and played a central role in Schuylkill County’s Anthracite coal production during the Industrial Revolution. It was a hub for the infamous Molly Maguires – a clandestine society of Irish coal miners who engaged in violent confrontation against anthracite companies in the 19th century to protest labor injustice.

To commemorate this facet of Upper Schuylkill history, a monument to the Mollies designed by renowned sculptor Zenos Frudakis will be erected at the corner of Center and Catawissa Streets in the borough and dedicated in the near future.

Another famous local tale is that of the Peddler’s Grave, which still exists today on privately owned land and is the site of a small stone marker commemorating the life of an innocent peddler who was slain and robbed while traveling the mountain road between Mahanoy City and Ringtown. In days gone by, local lore and pristine surrounds made the site a popular hiking spot. Occasionally environmental organizations – with landowner permission – organize guided hikes to the site.

Mahanoy City was also home to the famous Kaier Brewery and is the birthplace of cable television. Visitors can spend the night at the Kaier Mansion Bed & Breakfast, and explore the rich history found in this welcoming community.

Mahanoy City Borough Hall

  • 239 East Pine Street
    Mahanoy City, PA 17948
  • George F. Krall, Mayor
  • Thomas E. Oblas, Council President
  • Jerry Teter, Manager

Elementary, Secondary and Special Education

  • Mahanoy Area School District
  • Marian Catholic High School
  • Academy of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29
  • St. Joseph’s Center for Special Learning

Mahanoy City Annual Community Events

  • St. Canicus Holy Name “Minstrel” – 2nd Weekend March
  • Mahanoy City Chamber of Commerce “Mother’s Day Dinner” – 2nd Thursday May
  • Mahanoy Downtown, Inc. “Community Yard Sale” – 2nd Saturday May
  • Mahanoy Downtown, Inc. “Clean Sweep” – 3rd Saturday May
  • Mahanoy City “Pet Parade” – 3rd Saturday May
  • Mahanoy City “Veteran’s Memorial Ceremony” – 4th Sunday May
  • Mahanoy City “Car Cruise” – 4th Sunday May
  • Mahanoy City Veteran’s “Memorial Day Parade” – Memorial Day
  • Mahanoy City “Ethnic Day” – June
  • Mahanoy Area “Relay for Life” – 2nd Friday/Saturday June
  • Mahanoy City Elks “Flag Day Ceremony” – 2nd Saturday June
  • Mahanoy Downtown, Inc. “Night at the Boardwalk” – 1st Saturday July
  • Mahanoy City “4th of July Fireworks” – 1st Monday July
  • Mahanoy City “Community Day” – 2nd Saturday July
  • “Slavic Festival” – July
  • Mahanoy City “Labor Day Carnival” – 4 days Labor Day Weekend
  • “Hard Coal and Soft Jazz” Upper Schuylkill Homecoming – 1st Friday September
  • Mahanoy City “National Neighborhood Day” – 2nd Sunday September
  • Mahanoy Downtown, Inc. “Fall Festival” – October
  • Mahanoy City “Halloween Ghost Tours” – October 31
  • Mahanoy City “Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony” – 4th Saturday November
  • American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” – 2nd Weekend June