Shamokin (/ʃəˈmoʊkᵻn/; Saponi Algonquian Schahamokink, meaning "place of eels") (Lenape: Shahëmokink ) is a city in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, at the western edge of the Anthracite Coal Region. It was named after a Saponi village, Schahamokink. This had been located near where Sunbury was later developed by European Americans as the county seat. At the 2010 census the population was 7,374 residents. The city of Shamokin is bordered by Coal Township, Pennsylvania.