Place:Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameShamokin
Alt namesFort Augustasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCity
Coordinates40.789°N 76.555°W
Located inNorthumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shamokin (; Saponi Algonquian “Schahamokink” "place of eels") (Lenape: Shahëmokink ) is a city in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, at the western edge of the Anthracite Coal Region. (The original Saponi village of Shamokin was located near the current site of Sunbury, the seat of Northumberland County.) At the 2010 census the population was 7,374 residents. The city of Shamokin is bordered by its sister community, Coal Township, Pennsylvania, and by the world's largest man-made mountain, the Glen Burn Colliery Cameron Culm Bank. The colliery was in operation until the 1970s and was left abandoned.

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