“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Pocono Lake, 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 (93) Carbon County, PA (75) Lackawanna County, PA (324) Luzerne County, PA (289) Northampton County, PA (246) Pike County, PA (117) Wayne County, PA (86) Sussex County, NJ (92) Warren County, NJ (122)  MonroeCounty(93) Monroe County (93)  CarbonCounty(75) Carbon County (75)  LackawannaCounty(324) Lackawanna County (324)  LuzerneCounty(289) Luzerne County (289)  NorthamptonCounty(246) Northampton County (246)  PikeCounty(117) Pike County (117)  WayneCounty(86) Wayne County (86)  SussexCountyNew Jersey(92) Sussex County (92)  WarrenCounty(122) Warren County (122)
Stroudsburg is the county seat for Monroe County
Pocono Lake is in Monroe County
      Monroe County (93)  
      Carbon County (75)  
      Lackawanna County (324)  
      Luzerne County (289)  
      Northampton County (246)  
      Pike County (117)  
      Wayne County (86)  
      Sussex County, New Jersey (92)  
      Warren County, New Jersey (122)  
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1Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — Eschenbach CemeteryThis preserved family burial ground was started in the first half of the 1800's.
Born on December 25, 1745, Andrew Eschenbach, Jr. (Andreas, Jr.) lived most of his life in Philadelphia. At age 64 in 1809, he moved with his family to what was later named Tobyhanna Township. Andrew was among the first permanent settlers of our . . . Map (db m177492) HM
2Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — Forest Products Industry
The area’s vast timber resources spawned a myriad of wood-related industries. 30 sawmills existed in 1830. With increasing demand, larger sawmills and specialty production opened, including a clothespin factory. Over 20 products were made, such as . . . Map (db m104540) HM
3Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — Isaac Stauffer"King of the Poconos"
Stauffer (1834-1919) engaged in lumbering on an enormous scale, reinvesting his profits in land. He accumulated over 4,000 acres in this area. Business ventures included manufacturing, a saw mill, ice companies and Pocono Lake’s first phone company. . . . Map (db m104545) HM
4Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — Locust Ridge School
In 1902, students moved here from a log schoolhouse nearby. This new school had two large rooms for grades 1-8. Elmer D. Borger, the first teacher, had 31 students. The following year there were 49 students enrolled. Schools of similar design were . . . Map (db m180047) HM
5Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — Sullivan Bridge
General John Sullivan’s 1779 Revolutionary War expedition built a road through this area. Only one bridge was required from Easton to Wilkes-Barre, and it crossed Tobyhanna Creek here. Camped nearby, over 500 troops completed the difficult . . . Map (db m103664) HM
6Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — 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 . . . Map (db m97711) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — Wagner's Tree Farm
In 1888, George E. Wagner founded this tree farm on 1,700 acres. He and his son, Sterling R. Wagner, achieved recognition in the fields of forestry and conservation. A WB&E rail spur provided an outlet for forest products, coal, blueberries, and . . . Map (db m97721) HM
8Pennsylvania, Monroe County, Pocono Lake — William Henry ChristmanFirst At Arlington
During the Civil War, Christman of Pocono Lake enlisted in the 67th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. He sent his military pay and enlistment bonus to his penniless parents so they could buy land for a family home and farm. On May 13, 1864 . . . Map (db m103670) HM
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Mar. 25, 2023