Visiting & Living

Visit - The area's strong Anthracite coal mining heritage makes touring Schuylkill County a memorable and educational experience. Read more...

Relocate - Schuylkill County is the hub of the wheel - the center from which you can venture forth for a multitude of activities. World-class shopping, cultural events, restaurants, tourist attractions and recreational activities are all within a few hours’ drive from any point in Schuylkill County. Read more...

Arts & Culture - Schuylkill County's strong heritage of art and ethnic culture has enriched thousands of citizens who have grown up and share their traditions with thousands more-their family, friends, and neighbors. Read more...

Education - Having an Anthracite coal heritage that lured young men from the education system by the age of 12, the Schuylkill County of today recognizes education as a key to a successful and prosperous tomorrow. Read more...

Finance - Schuylkill County financial institutions offer a variety of business and personal services. Schuylkill County has had a strong and supportive financial community for over 100 years. During the difficult years, after the decline of Anthracite coal, the banks, savings, and loans provided the leadership and the initial financial incentive to initiate the rebuilding of the Schuylkill County's economy. Read more...

Government - The Schuylkill County Court House overlooks downtown Pottsville, the county seat. Built in 1889, the impressive landmark is quick to catch the eye of any visitor to the city. Being a large rural community, Schuylkill County has a multiplicity of government units that starts with the Schuylkill County Commissioners and includes the city of Pottsville, 30 boroughs and 36 townships. Read more...

Healthcare - In Schuylkill County, healthcare is provided through two regional healthcare facilities that offer comprehensive healthcare services. Schuylkill Health System East Norwegian Street and South Jackson Street in Pottsville; and St. Luke's Miners Campus in Coaldale. Read more...

Historical Societies & Museums - Click here to view historical societies & museums.

History - Schuylkill County's history is closely tied to the story of Anthracite coal mining, and that history mirrored the growth of America for more than two centuries. In the 1800's, many of our communities helped fuel the nation's Industrial  Revolution through our Anthracite coal mining industry. But, Schuylkill County's heritage is not solely rooted in the coal mining story. Read more...

Housing/Realtors - Everyone can find a home to suit their needs in Schuylkill County. Schuylkill County has a myriad of housing opportunities that offer a traditional American experience of caring and friendly neighbors, regardless of location or price. With the wide range of housing options - from row homes to luxury homes - located throughout the county, everyone is sure to find a home that fits their needs. The numerous housing developments located throughout the county offer smaller parcels to estate-sized lots and also include the option of a gated community. Read more...

Human Services - Schuylkill County has one of the highest rates of per capita giving in Northeast/Central Pennsylvania. People here make it their priority to give back and help others in need. Read more...

Job Training - Most Schuylkill County businesses are not large enough to afford the services of human resource managers or consultants, yet face many of the same regulatory and reporting requirements of larger firms that have expert services available to them. ReDCo Group Workforce Investment Networks and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce have assembled a spectrum of job training and human resource services that can assure enrolled members the best hiring practices, policy development and information to manage your business. Read more...

Media - Schuylkill County is the birthplace of cable television. Service Electric Cable Television, the nation's first cable television company, was started in Mahanoy City. Today, it is one of the nation's largest cable companies. Read more...

Military Service - Schuylkill County has always answered the call to service. From Fort Lebanon during the French and Indian War to Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf and to the war in Iraq, the patriotic spirit of the county is alive and well. Graduates of our high schools actively seek admission to the various service academies, and enlistments in all branches of the service are always at high levels. Read more...

Shopping - Shopping in Schuylkill County ranges from small, family-owned businesses to national retailers. Shopping options in Schuylkill County are available in many areas. Strip malls and specialty shops are located throughout the downtown districts of Ashland, Frackville, Mahanoy City, Minersville, Orwigsburg, Pottsville, Saint Clair, Schuylkill Haven, Shenandoah and Tamaqua. Many of the local shopping districts represent historic downtowns that are being revitalized to improve retail options in the local communities. Read more...

Transportation - More than one-third of the nation's population is within overnight highway delivery from Schuylkill County. Read more...

Utilities - The average cost of utilities in Schuylkill County are below the national average. Schuylkill County offers modern, efficient utility services to commercial, industrial and residential consumers. Cost averages are significantly below national figures and lower than those in the Northeastern states. Read more...

Volunteerism - Whether you call it volunteering , serving the community or simply being neighborly, the tradition of helping others has always been an integral part of life in America. Read more...

Worship - The discovery of Anthracite coal brought ethnic and religious diversity to Schuylkill County. The religious traditions of today are as reverent and significant as they were 100 years ago. Read more...