About Cressona, Pennsylvania

Cressona is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. Formed in 1857 from part of North Manheim Township, it was founded by and named for John Chapman Cresson, a Philadelphia civil engineer and manager of the Schuylkill Navigation Company, President of the Mine Hill and Schuylkill Haven Railroad and chief engineer of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

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Cressona Facts

  • Population Total: 1635
  • Area Code: 570
  • Elevation: 541
  • Postal Codes: 17929
  • Timezone: Eastern