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Middleport Borough

Middleport Borough Hall is located at 22 St Clair Street, Middleport PA 17953; phone: 570-277-0626.

Beginnings [1]

Named for its position midway between Pottsville and Tamaqua on the Schuylkill Canal, was founded in 1821. Middleport lies in a heavily wooded valley, its two intersecting streets lined with poverty-haunted shacks, for the colliery that was its chief support ceased operations in 1932.

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