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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 archbishop

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 Little League "Annual Golf Tournament" - 4th Sunday April
Mahanoy City Baseball/Softball "Opening Ceremonies" - 1st Saturday May
Mahanoy City Chamber of Commerce "Mother's Day Dinner" - 2nd Thursday May
Mahanoy Downtown, Inc. "Community Yard Sale" - 3rd Saturday May
Mahanoy Downtown, Inc. "Clean Sweep" - 2nd Saturday May
Mahanoy City "Pet Parade" - 2nd 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" - 1st Saturday 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" - Last Saturday June
Mahanoy City "4th of July Fireworks" - 1st Monday July
Mahanoy City "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 Weekend
Mahanoy City "National Neighborhood Day" - 2nd Sunday September
Mahanoy City "Halloween Ghost Tours" - October 31
Mahanoy City "Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" - 4th Saturday November

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One West Centre Street | PO Box 255
Mahanoy City, PA 17948

Ph: 570-773-1688
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