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

The Battle of Locust Ridge

 
 
The Battle of Locust Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, September 3, 2016
1. The Battle of Locust Ridge Marker
Inscription.

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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); William Henry Christman (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Great Swamp (approx. 2.6 miles away); Sullivan Bridge

The Battle of Locust Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, September 3, 2016
2. The Battle of Locust Ridge Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First Schoolhouse (approx. 3.2 miles away); Blakeslee United Methodist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocono Lake.
 
Also see . . .  "The Battle of Locust Ridge Dedication Site". (Submitted on September 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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The Battle of Locust Ridge Site. (Date on photo is incorrect.) image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, circa Early 1900
3. The Battle of Locust Ridge Site. (Date on photo is incorrect.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 98 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.
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