The only city in Schuylkill County, PA. Home of yuengling's brewery and birthplace of John O'Hara. Also... a shit-hole of a town where there is nothing to do all day or night except get shit-faced or hang out at dunkin'.
"Let's go to Pottsville and hang at dunkin'. Later we'll drink some Pottsville Piss Water and get shit-faced."
A piece-of-shit town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. Once a bustling city built on the fortune of coal, the place is now a shithole with only open strip mine pits and orange creeks to serve as a reminder of its former glory. Most of the residents (and residents of the neighboring towns for that matter, known collectively as "Skooks") are poor, broke rednecks, missing half their teeth from an addiction to chewing tobacco. There is absolutely nothing to do for miles around except take a keg of Yuengling into the backwoods and throw a bush party.
"Yo der bot, can I get a dip der bot?" -typical Pottsville resident
A small city in east central Pennsylvania
90 miles northwest of Philadelphia
50 miles north of Harrisburg 35 miles north of Reading and 40 miles south of Wilkes- Barre. Pottsville is the county seat of Schuylkill County. Pottsville was founded in 1806 and boomed in population in the mid 1800's through 1930's due to the Anthracite coal mining in its immediate vicinity. Pottsville is most known for being home to Yuengling
, America's oldest brewery and the Pottsville Maroons, an NFL football team who won the 1925 world championship only to lose it a few days later due to a still disputed franchise infringement.
Historians also note Pottsville for it's role in the Molly Macguires legend. During the mid to late 1800's a group of irish coal miners began revolting against their bosses often engaging in terrorism. Six of the Molly Macguires were convicted of murder and hanged in the yards of the Schuylkill County Prison, in Pottsville.
Pottsville is where I grew up.