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

Tobyhanna Township

 
 
Tobyhanna Township Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Bodenschatz, July 18, 2016
1. Tobyhanna Township Marker
Inscription.  The first permanent settlers were attracted to this area by an abundance of natural resources: land, trees, water. The township was incorporated in 1830, with 230 residents. It was named after Tobyhanna Creek, “A stream lined with alders” in Native American. Local industries were lumber, ice harvesting and farming, followed in the 20th Century by recreation, youth camps and vacation resorts.
 
Erected 2016 by Pocono Lions Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania History Tour, Tobyhanna Township series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 41° 6.285′ N, 75° 28.23′ W. Marker is in Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Route 940 near the traffic light in Pocono Pines (Pennsylvania Route 940) 0.1 miles west of Route 423, in the median. Located in small parkland area between Route 940 and Old Route 940, also near the gas station, Rinehimer Construction and Jennifer's Salon. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocono Pines PA 18350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Tobyhanna Township Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 19, 2021
2. Tobyhanna Township Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William "Bill" Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Ice Harvesting Industry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Linnie Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summer Youth Camps (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Fire Company / The Clymer Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Pocono Lake Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lutherland (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tobyhanna Township World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocono Pines.
 
Also see . . .  Tobyhanna Township Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Tobyhanna Township Map Circa 1860 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Bodenschatz
3. Tobyhanna Township Map Circa 1860
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 31, 2023