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Mahanoy City
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

ZipCodes
17948




Page Contents for Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Mahanoy City is approximately 5,209 1990, 4162 2010.
The approximate number of families is 2,788 1990, 1780 2010.
The amount of land area in Mahanoy City is 1.328 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Mahanoy City to Washington DC is 140 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Mahanoy City is positioned 40.81 degrees north of the equator and 76.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in east-central Pennsylvania, north of Pottsville
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History & History Related Items

"City Indians noted the fact that deer congregated at the salt deposits near what is now Mahanoy City. In English, we call such deposits a "lick." The Delaware Indian name for lick is mahoni, hence the transition over time from "Mahoni City" into the present-day form of this Schuylkill County town. Schuylkill, by the way, is not an Indian name, but is Dutch for "hidden stream." When Dutch explorers first passed the mouth of the Schuylkill River, they missed it completely, so later they gave it this name. "
from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara
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Mahanoy City Libraries

Mahanoy City Public Library
19 W Mahanoy St
Mahanoy City, PA 17948-2615
Phone: 570-773-1610

Mahanoy City Schools

Mahanoy Area School District
800 W South St
Mahanoy City, PA 17948-2456
Phone: 570-773-3443

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