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Pottstown
Montgomery County and Chester County, Pennsylvania

ZipCodes
19464, 19465




Page Contents for Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Pottstown is approximately 23,130 (1994), 22377 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,700 (1990), 9321 (2010).
The amount of land area in Pottstown is 12.499 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pottstown is 5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.231 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pottstown to Washington DC is 119 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 65 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pottstown is positioned 40.25 degrees north of the equator and 75.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Pottstown elevation is 160 feet above sea level.
Pottstown median income is $ 28,944 .
The Pottstown median home price is $ 78,621 (1994).

Location

in southeastern Pennsylvania
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History & History Related Items

Though Pottstown was incorporated on February 6, 1815, it was settled many years before then in 1701 when an iron forge operated close to the town's present site. John Potts organized the borough on land deeded to his father by William Penn. The area has always had a large iron and steel industry. In 1980, both Bethlehem Steel and Firestone, larger employers in the area, pulled out and send the borough into a short-lived tailspin. Since that time, new business has been attracted by two large industrial parks. The historic district of Pottstown is also a drawing card for visitors and tourists.
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The settling of Pottstown

1701

The incorporation of Pottstown

February 6, 1815, as a borough.


Pottstown City Government

Pottstown City Hall
241 King St.
Pottstown, PA 19464-5541
City Hall Phone: 610-970-6500
Borough Manager Phone: 610-970-6511
Mayor's Office Phone: 610-970-6572

Pottstown has a Mayor-Council form of government

Pottstown Chamber

Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce
135 High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: 610-326-2900
Fax: 610-970-9705
Serving Northern Chester, Southern Berks, Western Montgomery Counties and the Route 422 Corridor

Pottstown Community Events

Each Wednesday Evening
There is a support group at The Women's Center every Wednesday evening at 6pm. Come let us support you as you grow through life. This is a safe place. confidence protected.
The Women's Center has a wide scope of help available.
555 High Street
Pottstown, PA

Pottstown Organizations

Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce
135 High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: 610-326-2900
Fax: 610-970-9705
Serving Northern Chester, Southern Berks, Western Montgomery Counties and the Route 422 Corridor

Pottstown Libraries

Pottstown Public Library
500 E. High St.
Pottstown, PA 19464-5635
Phone: 610-970-6551

Pottstown Schools

Pottstown School District
230 Beech St.
Pottstown, PA 19464-5502
Phone: 610-323-8200


Pottstown Senior High School
N. Washington St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: 610-970-6700


Pottstown Middle School
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: 610-970-6665


West-Mont Christian Academy
873 S. Hanover Street
Pottstown, PA
Phone: 610-326-7690



HIGHER EDUCATION


Montgomery County Community College
Central Campus:
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 215-641-6300
West Campus:
101 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: 610-718-1800 Pottstown

Miscellany

The population of Pottstown was:
1990: 21,831
1994: 23,130 (est)

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