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

Blakeslee United Methodist Church

 
 
Blakeslee United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, August 29, 2016
1. Blakeslee United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  The oldest congregation in the area first assembled in a log schoolhouse in 1840. A church was built in 1852, when Pastor Frederick Illman presided. In 1897 it was replaced with this building, which was enlarged in 1960. Seventeen stained glass windows document the church history. Founders' descendants remain dedicated parishioners to this day.
 
Erected by Kings Daughters of Blakeslee United Methadist Church.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania History Tour, Tobyhanna Township series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 41° 5.623′ N, 75° 35.647′ W. Marker is in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on PA Route 115 (Pennsylvania Route 115) 0.2 miles north of PA Route 940 (Pennsylvania Route 940), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5677 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. Blakeslee Community Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Schoolhouse
Blakeslee United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, June 26, 2016
2. Blakeslee United Methodist Church
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harrison Amusement Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Great Swamp (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Battle of Locust Ridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); Eschenbach Cemetery (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeslee.
 
Also see . . .  Blakeslee United Methodist Church Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 25, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Blakeslee United Methodist Church 1913 image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz
3. Blakeslee United Methodist Church 1913
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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