The earliest settlers arrived in the area that would become Orwigsburg in 1747 with the town later laid out in 1794 by Peter Orwig. Schuylkill County was created in 1811. Incorporated two years later, Orwigsburg  was designated as the county seat of government, an honor it would hold for 36 years before relinquishing it to Pottsville. The Borough is part of the Blue Mountain School District.

Orwigsburg Map