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Towns, Villages, Patches in the Coal Region
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Jackson's Patch : between Yatesville and Mahanoy City
Jalappa : section of Pottsville. Also was the name of a small settlement at the south end of Tamaqua, just east of present day Rte 309. The woodframe houses there were buried by the coal company around 1900.
Janesville : a patch of 7 houses, close to Ellen Gowen.
Jeanesville : south of Hazleton before Tresckow
Japan-Jeddo : between Drifton and Middletown, near Rte 940. The "Japan" part of the name was dropped in 1941. Home of the Jeddo Stars A.A.
Jeddo Borough : between Jeddo and Highland (Coal Co. offices here)
Jeddo #5 : on the road between Freeland and Eckley. The Jeddo-Highland No. 5 breaker was built in 1915, closed in 1963, and destroyed in 1986. A huge powerplant with a towering smokestack built in 1933 provided electricity for mines for miles around. This breaker was the star of a black and white short about coal mining made in the early 1930s. Jeddo-Highland No. 7 breaker was built around 1926, deactivated in the mid-1990's, and demolished around 1997. A small boiler house next to the breaker was razed in the late 1970s.
Jermyn : in Lackawanna County. Home of the world's largest underground pump room, and the first coal mining "First Aid Squad".
Jessup : coal mining town located about eight miles northeast of Scranton. Named for an early 1800 judge and formerly part of Winton Borough. Name of Borough was changed to Jessup in mid-1960's. Population about 5,000.
John's Patch : on the north side of St. Clair
Johnson City : home of the Johnson City Train Station. See Brady
Joseph Weild's Patch : in Blythe Township. This patch existed in the 1880's, and may not exist anymore.
Joliett : between Tower City and Tremont
Jonestown (Upper and Lower) : between Primrose and Minersville, on the back way to Minersville
Jowell Hill : in Plymouth Township, between the borough of Plymouth and West Nanticoke. On the mountain overlooking US Route 11 and the Susquehanna River.
Junedale : on the Tresckow-Beaver Meadows Road, closer to Beaver Meadows. Home of Packy's Bar. Formerly known as Coleraine.
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