Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Pottstown is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Pottstown was laid out in 1752–53 and named Pottsgrove in honor of its founder, John Potts. The old name was abandoned at the time of the incorporation as a borough in 1815. In 1888, the limits of the borough were considerably extended. Pottstown is the center of a productive farming and dairying region.

Borough of Pottstown
High Street in Pottstown, June 2020
Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Pottstown
Location of Pottstown in Pennsylvania
Pottstown
Pottstown (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°14′59″N 75°38′25″W
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
Founded1752
IncorporatedFebruary 6, 1815
Government
  TypeCouncil-manager
  MayorStephanie A. Henrick
Area
  Total4.94 sq mi (12.79 km2)
  Land4.85 sq mi (12.57 km2)
  Water0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total22,377
  Estimate 
(2019)[2]
22,600
  Density4,657.87/sq mi (1,798.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
19464-19465
Area codes610 and 484
FIPS code42-62416
Websitehttp://www.pottstown.org

Pottstown is located on the Schuylkill River. It is 29.1 miles (46.8 km) south of Allentown and 40.4 miles (65.0 km) northwest of Philadelphia.


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