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

Jacob Blakeslee, Jr.

1822-1896

 
 
Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, September 16, 2016
1. Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Blakeslee was the influential community leader for whom this village was named. He was a merchant, farmer and lumberman, owning several thousand acres. A trustee of the Methodist Church built in 1852, and the town’s first postmaster in 1883, Jacob was instrumental in helping the young area develop. He also served as School Director, Township Supervisor, and Justice of the Peace. Pocono Lake Preserve
 
Erected by Pocono Lake Preserve.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.542′ N, 75° 36.491′ W. Marker is near Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on PA Route 940 (Pennsylvania Route 940) 3 miles north of PA Route 940 (Route 940), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5972 PA Route 115, Blakeslee PA 18610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Swamp (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Schoolhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Blakeslee United Methodist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike
Descendants honor Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, September 17, 2016
2. Descendants honor Jacob Blakeslee, Jr.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Harrison Amusement Park (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Battle of Locust Ridge (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 4.3 miles away); Hickory Run Boulder Field (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blakeslee.
 
Also see . . .  Jacob Blakeslee, Jr. Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2016, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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