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

Blakeslee Community Center

 
 
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October 27, 2019
1. Blakeslee Community Center Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1922, this site has been the center and single most important structure for hosting Blakeslee area community affairs. It has served as a gathering place for local clubs, hosting fellowship dinners, public elections, dances, local art and fashion shows, community plays, family reunions, holiday celebrations, boxing matches, wedding receptions and much more. This center continues to serve as the central core of the Blakeslee village and the surrounding township community.
 
Erected 2019 by Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania History Tour, Tobyhanna Township series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 41° 5.573′ N, 75° 35.594′ W. Marker is in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on PA Route 115 (Pennsylvania Route PA 115), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5669 PA Route 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
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By Rick Bodenschatz
2. Blakeslee Community Center Marker
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. Blakeslee United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Schoolhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrison Amusement Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Great Swamp (approx. 1½ miles away); Locust Ridge School (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Battle of Locust Ridge (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeslee.
 
More about this marker. See the Blakeslee Community Center dedication...http://tobyhannatwphistory.org/blakesleectr.html
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2021, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 17, 2021, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on July 17, 2021. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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