Centerton near Llewellyn in Schuylkill Co., was it a patch town?

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John Adams lived in a small mining town called Centerton in Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania before moving to New Rochester, Wood County, Ohio. He worked in the mines and his son John was a breaker boy. His father was Jacob Adams and his mother was Elizabeth Yergus. I can't find the town on any maps.
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in Genealogy Help by Kathleen Miller G2G Rookie (190 points)
recategorized by Jillaine Smith
Schuylkill County has their own genealogy site that you can find maps of the mine's

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Did not find a Centerton in PA. Found one in Arkansas. 

A coal town, also known as a coal camp or patch is typically situated in a remote place and provides residences for a population of miners to reside near a coal mine. A coal town is a type of company town or mining community established by the employer, a mining company, which imports workers to work the mineral find.

Coal town - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_town

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thank you, Frank. I understand what a patch town is. I am wondering is there a map that would have a location. I can't find a map dating 1840-1860 with coal towns listed. Thanks again for your help.
+2 votes

Maybe one or more of these would be useful:

Map, 1800 to 1899, English, Landowners | Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/maps/?fa=language%3Aenglish%7Csubject%3Alandowners...

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Results 1 - 25 of 1598 - Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania : from actual surveys ... coal mininglands, colliery locations, and anthracite coal seams in gray tint; also ... Inset maps: Eminence -- Martinsburg -- Centerton -- Paragon -- Cope -- West ..... Maps, Manuscript 199 · Pennsylvania 133 ·History 127 · More Subjects ...

Map, 1800 to 1899, Landowners | Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/maps/?fa=subject:landowners&dates=1800-1899&st...c...

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Results 1 - 80 of 1604 - Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania : from actual surveys ... mining townships, coal mining lands, colliery locations, and anthracite coal seams in ... Inset maps: Eminence -- Martinsburg -- Centerton -- Paragon -- Cope --. .... County, and brief biographies and portraits of earlyClark County residents.

Map, 1800 to 1899, United States | Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/maps/?fa=location:united+states&dates=1800-1899...

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Results 1 - 25 of 6970 - Map of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania : from actual surveys ... Shows householders' names in rural areas, real-property tracts in mining townships, coal mining lands, ... Inset maps: Eminence -- Martinsburg -- Centerton -- Paragon .... Real Property 1,487 · Virginia 1,284 · History1,235 · Aerial Views ...

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Was it Centerton for sure? Maybe centerville? (Became Centralia in 1856) it’s like 18 miles from Llewellyn but the only thing up that way that I know of. Other thing you may want to look at is the date. Schuylkill county was Berks County before 1811 just FYI
by Ben Varner G2G Rookie (200 points)

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