Girardville is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,742. It was founded in 1832 and is named after Stephen Girard of Philadelphia who purchased large land holdings in and around the town. It was incorporated as a borough in 1872. The mining of anthracite coal was the mainstay of the community for many years and during the early decades of the twentieth century it had a population of nearly 5,000 residents.
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A.O.H. 2004 Jack Kehoe DivisionLocal unit of Ancient Order of Hibernians provides information about officers, activities, and parade plans.
Girardville Saint Patrick's Day ParadeAnnouncement of the annual parade.
Girardville, PAHistory of the borough.
Panoramic Map of Girardville in 1889Features several views of the borough's past.