Place:Port Carbon, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States

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NamePort Carbon
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.697°N 76.167°W
Located inSchuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States
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Port Carbon is a borough of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, two miles (3 km) northeast of Pottsville, Pa. It is in a coal-mining area; in the past, ironworks had been a feature of the borough. In 1900, 2,168 people lived here; in 1910, 2,678 people were inhabitants of Port Carbon. The population was 2,019 at the 2000 census.

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Port Carbon was founded by Abraham Pott, son of John Pott who founded Pottsville in 1806.

Port Carbon was the site of the first lock on the Schuylkill Canal, on its route for transport of coal (mined in the region) to Philadelphia. Robert Allison a local industrialist, purchased the first commercially manufactured automobile, a Winton.

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