Bobtown is an census-designated place (CDP) and  coal town in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States.
History [ edit ]
Bobtown was founded by Shannopin Coal Co in the 1920s to provide housing for miners who worked in the company’s mine which was located nearby. The town is named for Robert 'Bob' Mapel. 
Chevron Gas Well Explosion [ edit ]
On February 11, 2014,
Chevron's Lanco 7H well caught fire and burned for several days. The well is located about one mile west of Bobtown on Bald Hill Church Road. The explosion killed contractor Ian McKee a field service technician for Cameron International who was working on the well site and slightly injured another worker.  Chevron representatives distributed pizza coupons to residents as compensation for traffic caused by emergency responders and press.  
Education [ edit ]
Bobtown is served by
Southeastern Greene School District and is the location of Bobtown Elementary School.
Television [ edit ]
CBS affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
ABC affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
NBC affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
PBS station, Pittsburgh, Penn.
CW Television Network affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
My Network TV affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
53 Fox affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Infrastructure [ edit ]
Utilities [ edit ]
Electric service is provided by
West Penn Power, natural gas services by Dominion Resources, Water by East Dunkard Water Association and sewage by the dunkard-bobtown municipal authority.
Cable television and cable Internet are provided by Atlantic Broadband. Landline telephone and DSL services are offered by Windstream Communications.
Trash pickup in the Bobtown area is provided by Preferable Sanitation.
Notable people [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
A History of Bobtown, by Musick, Eleanor (Flenniken Public Library, 1987) 
External links [ edit ]