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.
Family, hometown helped shape an
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
Mahanoy Area School District
Marian Catholic High School
Academy of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29
St. Josephs Center for Special Learning
Mahanoy City Annual Community Events
|St. Canicus Holy Name "Minstrel"
- 2nd Weekend March
Little League "Annual Golf Tournament" - 4th Sunday
|Mahanoy City Baseball/Softball
"Opening Ceremonies" - 1st Saturday May
Chamber of Commerce "Mother's Day Dinner" - 2nd Thursday
|Mahanoy Downtown, Inc. "Community
Yard Sale" - 3rd Saturday May
Inc. "Clean Sweep" - 2nd Saturday May
|Mahanoy City "Pet Parade"
- 2nd Saturday May
"Veteran's Memorial Ceremony" - 4th Sunday May
|Mahanoy City "Car Cruise"
- 4th Sunday May
Veteran's "Memorial Day Parade" - Memorial Day
Mahanoy City "Ethnic Day"
- 1st Saturday June
"Relay for Life" - 2nd Friday/Saturday June
|Mahanoy City Elks "Flag
Day Ceremony" - 2nd Saturday June
Inc. "Night at the Boardwalk" - Last Saturday June
|Mahanoy City "4th of July
Fireworks" - 1st Monday July
"Community Day" - 1st Saturday July
"Slavic Festival" - July
|Mahanoy City "Labor Day
Carnival" - 4 days Labor Day Weekend
|Downtown Dinner Theatre
Upper Schuylkill Homecoming Last Friday August Labor Day
|Mahanoy City "National
Neighborhood Day" - 2nd Sunday September
"Halloween Ghost Tours" - October 31
|Mahanoy City "Christmas
Tree Lighting Ceremony" - 4th Saturday November