Schuylkill River

The Schuylkill River (/ˈskuːkəl/ SKOO-kəl) is a river in Pennsylvania, that William Penn chose in 1682 as one bank of the confluence upon which he founded the planned city of Philadelphia on lands purchased from the native Delaware nation. It is a designated Pennsylvania Scenic River, and its whole length was once part of the Delaware people's southern territories. Its upper end rises in what is called the richest anthracite coal fields in the world.The river is about 135 miles (217 km) long. Its watershed of about 2,000 sq mi (5,180 km2) lies entirely within the state of Pennsylvania.
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