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Reynoldsville Borough

Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Reynoldsville Borough Hall is located at 460‑5 Main Street, Reynoldsville PA 15851.
Phone: 814‑653‑2110.

Beginnings [1]

Situated on a slope with houses above the route on one side and below on the other, has well-shaded streets and a large business district. Woodward Reynolds and his bride came here from Kittaning in 1838 to occupy the 300-acre wedding gift of his father. Their sons, David and Albert, laid out the town in 1873.

The Soldier Run mine here was at one time the most productive bituminous coal mine in the world, with a daily output of 4,000 tons. Its deposits are exhausted, and the town is supported by a brickyard and glass, textile, and casket factories.

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator