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Blakeslee in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The First Schoolhouse

 
 
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By Rick Bodenschatz, June 3, 2017
1. The First Schoolhouse Marker
Inscription.  Our community pioneered public education before the state mandated it in 1834. A log schoolhouse was built in 1831, with Miss Sarah Winters as the first teacher. Few married women were employed in that era. By 1860, the township’s four schools each had an average attendance of 30 students. A school year of just four months permitted children to work on farms and in local businesses.
 
Erected 2017 by Tobyhanna Township Supervisors.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania History Tour, Tobyhanna Township series list.
 
Location. 41° 5.754′ N, 75° 35.746′ W. Marker is in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 115 and Mackes Street, on the right when traveling north on State Route 115. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5728 PA-115, Blakeslee PA 18610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blakeslee United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blakeslee Community Center (approx.
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By Rick Bodenschatz, June 7, 2017
2. The First Schoolhouse Marker
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¼ mile away); Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Harrison Amusement Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Great Swamp (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Battle of Locust Ridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeslee.
 
Also see . . .  The First Schoolhouse Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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