Where in the World is Schuylkill County?
Schuylkill County, located in East central Pennsylvania along the Kitiatinny Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains, is bordered on the north by Northumberland, Columbia and Luzerne counties; on the east by Carbon and Lehigh counties; on the south by Berks County; and on the west by Dauphin and Lebanon counties. The Delaware and Susquehanna River basins extend into the county, with the Schuylkill River being the largest river in the county.
Schuylkill County is considered part of the ridge and valley section of the Appalachian Mountains. Because of the unique landforms here, the area is also known as the Appalachian Mountain Section. Six distinct mountain ridges are in the county, running in a northeast-southeast direction.
Schuylkill County is also well know as the Anthracite, or hard coal, region, since Anthracite was an important natural resource. Schuylkill County is actually part of the southern and western section of the middle Anthracite coalfields. Much of our identity today is tied to this regional description.
Schuylkill County is approximately 70 miles from the states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland and 95 miles from New York.
How far is it? Schuylkill County is within 300 miles of one-third of the nation's population. The following driving times are based on driving rates of 65 mph.
|Atlantic City, NJ||149||2:18|
|New York, NY||146||2:15|