Welcome to Ringtown
Ringtown offers Upper Schuylkill's visitors and residents
a variety of year round recreational opportunities - including fishing,
hunting, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, 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
the first log house in Ringtown in 1801. Also of interest, the first
hard surfaced road ever built by the Pennsylvania State Highway Department
in Pennsylvania was Main Street, Ringtown, in 1907. Ringtown's name
resulted from a thieving act in one of the town's blacksmith's shops
in 1830. An enemy of a prominent landholder spoke sneeringly of the
place as "Ringtown" because a hub ring, used to hold a wagon
wheel together, was stolen. And the name stuck.
This area of the Upper Schuylkill Region, accessible
from Mahanoy City, Shenandoah, and Ashland or via the Region's Route
339 gateway, is often referred to by locals as The Ringtown Valley
because of its beautiful scenery, perfect for a leisurely Sunday drive,
weekend motorcycle excursion, or bicycle trek. On Cemetery Road you
will find the Old White Church, which is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places.
Locally owned and operated farms, such as the 160-year-old
B & R Farm, are open seasonally for family activities like strawberry
and fresh sweet corn picking, and hay rides. Roadside stands occasionally
sell local produce, herbs and plants.
A small commercial and residential area within Ringtown,
featuring charming old storefronts and pedestrian friendly streets,
provides a glimpse into idyllic days gone by.
The near-by Brandonville Pumping Station is a favorite
fishing hole, with an adjoining trout hatchery where, for a quarter,
kids can feed the fish with a bag of pellets available in a wooden
box at the gate.
Ringtown Borough Hall
31 South Center Street
Ringtown, PA 17967
Albert Breznik, Jr, Mayor
Julian Milewski, Council President
Elementary, Secondary and Special
North Schuylkill Schuylkill District
Trinity Academy at the Father Walter J. Ciszek Education Center (K-6)
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29
St. Josephs Center for Special Learning
Ringtown Annual Community Events
|Ringtown Rotary Club Annual Seafood Dinner
last Friday in March
Church "Ascension Thursday Service"
|Ringtown "Memorial Day
Legion Service" at the Old White Church - Memorial Day
|Mt. Zion Lutheran "Strawberry
Festival" - 3rd Saturday June
"Block Party" - 2nd Weekend of June
|Community Wide "Yard Sale"
- 3rd Saturday July
Emergency Services "Block Party" - 2nd weekend of August
|St. John's Lutheran "Town
Social" - 3rd Saturday August
"Upper Schuylkill Homecoming"
Ringtown Breakfast and Farmer's Market - 1st Saturday September
|Old White Church "Appreciation
Day" - 3rd Sunday September