Shamokin (shəmōˈkĭn) [key], city (1990 pop. 9,184), Northumberland co., E Pa.; settled c.1835, inc. 1864. A mining center for anthracite coal, Shamokin lies in an area of declining industry and mineral production. Agriculture products include corn, hay, and dairy items.

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