is the largest and only chartered city in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA, and is its county seat. The population was 15,549 at the 2000 census. The city lies along the west bank of the Schuylkill River, 97 miles (156 km) north-west of Philadelphia. It is located in Pennsylvania's Coal Region, named for the abundance of anthracite coal.
Pottsville is not to be confused with Pottstown, a borough in Montgomery County approximately 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Philadelphia.
The City of Pottsville is built on seven hills (like ancient Rome). The most notable is Sharp Mountain. The founder of the city is John Pott, born in Oley Township, Berks County, PA. The city is famous for being the gateway to the Anthracite Coal Region and is also home of America's Oldest Brewery: Yuengling, which has been in operation since 1829. John O'Hara was a famous novelist that brought Pottsville alive with his "Gibbsville" stories. Pottsville's Railway Park Little League participated in the Little League World Series in 1997. Pottsville was also home to an NFL franchise in the early 20th Century named "The Pottsville Maroons".