“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Monroe County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Monroe County, PA (124) Carbon County, PA (77) Lackawanna County, PA (335) Luzerne County, PA (303) Northampton County, PA (253) Pike County, PA (126) Wayne County, PA (92) Sussex County, NJ (96) Warren County, NJ (125)  MonroeCounty(124) Monroe County (124)  CarbonCounty(77) Carbon County (77)  LackawannaCounty(335) Lackawanna County (335)  LuzerneCounty(303) Luzerne County (303)  NorthamptonCounty(253) Northampton County (253)  PikeCounty(126) Pike County (126)  WayneCounty(92) Wayne County (92)  SussexCountyNew Jersey(96) Sussex County (96)  WarrenCounty(125) Warren County (125)
Stroudsburg is the county seat for Monroe County
Blakeslee is in Monroe County
      Monroe County (124)  
      Carbon County (77)  
      Lackawanna County (335)  
      Luzerne County (303)  
      Northampton County (253)  
      Pike County (126)  
      Wayne County (92)  
      Sussex County, New Jersey (96)  
      Warren County, New Jersey (125)  
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1 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — Agriculture
As lumbering cleared our thick forests, farming grew into a local industry. By 1880, over 60 farms covered almost 7,000 acres in the township. Major crops were buckwheat, oats, rye, potatoes, wheat, corn and hay. Farm produce, dairy, poultry and . . . Map (db m186393) HM
2 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — Blakeslee Community Center
Built in 1922, this site has been the center and single most important structure for hosting Blakeslee area community affairs. It has served as a gathering place for local clubs, hosting fellowship dinners, public elections, dances, local art and . . . Map (db m177487) HM
3 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — Blakeslee United Methodist Church
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 . . . Map (db m97303) HM
4 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike
A privately-owned toll road was chartered in 1803 and completed by 1816. It followed the course of today’s route 115 in our township, with tollgates about every 17-miles. Grain from the Wyoming Valley, lumber from the Poconos, and building plaster . . . Map (db m104520) HM
5 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — Harrison Amusement Park
From 1930,families flocked here, to a creekside beach and attractions on both sides of the road: Sporting fields, miniature railroad, carousel, stone skating rink, clubhouse, swimming pools, dining hall and penny arcade. The place was hopping as . . . Map (db m104525) HM
6 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — Jacob Blakeslee, Jr.1822-1896
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 . . . Map (db m97890) HM
7 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — The First Schoolhouse
Our community pioneered public education before the state mandated it in 1834. A log schoolhouse was built in 1831, with Miss Sarah Winters as the first teacher. Few married women were employed in that era. By 1860, the township’s four schools each . . . Map (db m104529) HM
8 Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Blakeslee — The Great Swamp
The local landscape was formed over 11,000 years ago by the retreating Wisconsin glacier. As the ice melted, it left behind massive boulders and rocks, known as “drift deposits”. This geological event created vast areas of swampy land . . . Map (db m104530) HM
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Feb. 28, 2024