The Battle of Locust Ridge
On August 2, 1784, a battle was fought here in the 3rd Yankee-Pennamite War. After a brutal winter, the Yankee Settlers were forcibly pushed from their homes in the Wyoming Valley by the Pennsylvania Militia. As a result, a battle of the campaign to rid the region of Connecticut settlers was fought. The grave of Jacob Everett, the only mortally wounded casualty of the battle, is located nearby on the ridge.
Arrowhead Lake Community Association
Erected 2016 by Arrowhead Lake Community Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
Location. 41° 7.8′ N, 75° 33.24′ W. Marker is near Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Locust Ridge Road (County Road 4003) just south of Slutter Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 Locust Ridge Road, Pocono Lake PA 18347, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 3.2 miles away); Blakeslee United Methodist Church
Also see . . . Tobyhanna Township Roadside Marker Program. (Submitted on September 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 12, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.