Before Europeans settled the land that is now part of Schuylkill Haven, the area was occupied by the Lenape people, who were known as the Delaware Indians by the English).The earliest white settlers first arrived in the area in the 1730s, traveled north of the Blue Mountain at the modern Berks-Schuylkill County line at that time.The police station on Parkway is also home to the council chambers. The borough has three fire stations: The Rainbow Hose Co. Other children's play areas are located on Garfield Avenue, North Berne Street, Williams Street, and Fritz Reed Avenue.(Station 1) located on Dock Street, the Schuylkill Hose Co. Located on South Berne Street is an area known as "The Courts" which features a basketball court, picnic benches, and a gazebo.The warmest month is normally July with an average high temperature of 84 °F (29 °C), while the coolest month is typically January with an average high of 36 °F (2 °C).), all of it land.Schuylkill Haven provides electric, water, sewer, and refuse services to the citizens of the borough.Farther from the river, the borough extends up numerous hills, reaching its highest elevation of about 700 feet (210 m) above sea level near the top of Avenue C.Schuylkill Haven receives an average of 47 inches (1,200 mm) of rain each year.
Martin Dreibelbis willed the original plot of the town to a son, Jacob.Situated at the eastern edge of Bubeck Park is Stoyer's Dam.