Pottsville is a city located in Schuylkill County, along the Schuykill River, in Pennsylvania, United States of America. Pottsville has a population of almost 20.000 residents and an area of 4.2 square miles. The city is situated near Philadelphia, in the Coal Region. Pottsville was founded in 1806, incorporated as a borough on February 19, 1828 and then reincorporated as a city on March 22, 1911. The first man who received a grant of land in the area was William Penn. Notable residents of Pottsville include runner Brent Clauser, actress Peggy Maley, novelist John O'Hara, author Ralph Peters and musician Howie Smith.
Top Attractions within Pottsville
John F. Kennedy Memorial Recreational Complex is the main park of Pottsville. The park has two basketball courts, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, a pool, jogging and walking paths. The park is home to a lot of chipmunks and squirrels that locals and tourist often feed. A parking area is also available near this Pottsville park.
Jewish Museum of Eastern Pennsylvania is located at 2300 B Mahantongo Street, in Pottsville. If you want to learn more about the Jewish community of the city, this is the right place. The museum also features a collection dedicated to the Holocaust.
Stadium Bar and Grill is one of the best places the county offers for party people. In this Pottsville restaurant you can enjoy a delicious food and great live music. The specialty of the house are the chicken wings, cooked after a local recipe and served until 9 PM.
P & T Phase II is a restaurant downtown Pottsville. The staff is very friendly and the delicious food will be brought to you in huge portions. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is very relaxed.
Gramma's Restaurant is a restaurant from Pottsville serving dishes of the local cuisine. If you are in Pottsville for the first time, you should really try it. This Pottsville restaurant is a family business and you can find its history from the staff.