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

Colonel Jacob Stroud

Colonel Jacob Stroud Marker image. Click for full size.
September 19, 2005
1. Colonel Jacob Stroud Marker
Inscription.  Colonel Jacob Stroud is buried in this graveyard, originally the cemetery of the Mission of Dansbury. Begun by the Monrovian Brethren in 1743, the chapel destroyed in the Indian uprising of 1755 was erected in 1753 under the leadership of Daniel Brodhead who settled on-half mile to the east in 1736. The members of the mission in 1747 were Daniel and Esther Brodhead, John and Catharine Hillman, Joseph and Helen Haines, Francis and Rebecca Jones, William and Mary Clark, Edward and Catharine Holley, John and Hannah McMichael, George and Mary Salathe, Daniel Roberts, John Baker.
Erected 1931 by Monroe County Historical Society and The Pennsylvania Historical Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1743.
Location. 40° 59.406′ N, 75° 11.256′ W. Marker is in
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 209), on the right when traveling north. At entrance to cementery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Main Street, Stroudsburg PA 18360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Jacob Stroud (here, next to this marker); Dansbury Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Little Bethel" AME Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); McMichaels Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stroudsburg United Methodist Church World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. J. Newberry Company Stores (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Penn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stroudsburg.
More about this marker. Brass plaque on granite marker.
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - Colonel Jacob Stroud. Information about the life of Stroudsburg's founder. (Submitted on May 5, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
Brass Plaque on Granite image. Click for full size.
September 19, 2005
2. Brass Plaque on Granite
Marker as seen from the street, near the gates of the old cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Laura Klotz, April 7, 2021
3. Marker as seen from the street, near the gates of the old cemetery
Danbury Mission Cemetery image. Click for full size.
September 19, 2005
4. Danbury Mission Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2005. This page has been viewed 2,655 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2010. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2005.   3. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 11, 2005.

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