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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
Location of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
► Monroe County (81) ► Carbon County (73) ► Lackawanna County (296) ► Luzerne County (221) ► Northampton County (193) ► Pike County (53) ► Wayne County (83) ► Sussex County, New Jersey (83) ► Warren County, New Jersey (121)
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|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|