Bobtown, Pennsylvania

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Bobtown, Pennsylvania
census-designated place
Bobtown, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Bobtown, Pennsylvania
Bobtown, Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°45′40″N 79°58′53″W / 39.76111°N 79.98139°W / 39.76111; -79.98139Coordinates: 39°45′40″N 79°58′53″W / 39.76111°N 79.98139°W / 39.76111; -79.98139
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Greene
Township Dunkard
Elevation 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 757
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 15315
Area code(s) 724
GNIS feature ID 1169928[1]

Bobtown is an census-designated place (CDP)[2] 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.[3] The town is named for Robert 'Bob' Mapel.

Chevron Gas Well Explosion[edit]

February 11, 2014

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.[4]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.[5] Chevron representatives distributed pizza coupons to residents as compensation for traffic caused by emergency responders and press.[6]

Education[edit]

Bobtown is served by Southeastern Greene School District and is the location of Bobtown Elementary School.

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

Call sign Channel Description
KDKA-TV 2 CBS affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WTAE-TV 4 ABC affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WPXI 11 NBC affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WQED 13 PBS station, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WPCW 19 CW Television Network affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WPNT 22 My Network TV affiliate, Pittsburgh, Penn.
WPGH-TV 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]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bobtown, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ Center for New Media and Promotions(C2PO). "2010 Census". census.gov. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "BOBTOWN, Pa. - SHANNOPIN MINE". Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Greene County shale well continues burning, February 12, 2014 12:30 AM, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  5. ^ "Report on Chevron Well Explosion in Greene County, Pa. - RKR Hess". RKR Hess. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pizza coupons "scandal" blown out of proportion, town's locals say". CBS. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • A History of Bobtown, by Musick, Eleanor (Flenniken Public Library, 1987)[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.flenniken.org/eBooks/A%20History%20of%20Bobtown.pdf