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Shippen and Wetherill Tract

Excerpt from Shippen and Wetherill Tract The Shippen and Wetherill Tract, in Schuylkill township, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, is a mile and a quarter north of the village of Patterson (at the Brockville station of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad) half a mile north of the old Potts and Sillyman coal mines, a mile northwest of the old Swift Creek colliery, a mile and a quarter west of the Palmer tunnel of the Kentucky Bank colliery, two miles west of the village of Tuscarora, three miles north of Middleport, four miles southeast of New Boston, four miles and a half southeast of Mahanoy City, five miles southeast of Morea, five miles and a half west-southwest of Tamaqua, and eight miles northeast of Pottsville. The tract is in the shape of a cleaver, with a long handle towards the northeast, and a broad blade on the southeast side towards the southwest. The handle is 900 yards long and 300 yards wide, and the blade averages about 1200 yards long by 600 yards wide, narrower, however, towards the west, making the total length about a mile and a quarter. According to a very accurate survey made last summer by Mr. Howell T. Fisher, the tract contains 207 acres and 140 perches, or 207 7/8 Jacres. 2. Lay Of The Land. The tract lies on the southern edge of Broad Mountain, about half a mile north of the Mine Hill ridge formed by the Mine Hill anticlinal. Big Creek flows across the very south westernmost corner of the tract, and is a stream of a dozen feet in width. Little Creek, only 2 or 3 feet wide, crosses the middle of the broad part of the tract from north to south, and joins Big Creek three-quarters of a mile below the southern boundary. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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