Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

HATT | PO Box 2084 | Pocono Pines, PA 18350-2084

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
THE LUMBERING INDUSTRY

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Stauffer’s Lumber Mill in Pocono Lake, Tobyhanna Township

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COMMEMORATES: The massive, virgin forests and the harvesting of the lumber in Tobyhanna Township that helped America grow.

INSCRIPTION: Pocono timberlands, trees as far as the eye could see, laid the foundation of soaring commerce during the latter half of the 19th century. Innovative and energetic logging of mammoth white pine, eastern hemlock and hardwoods fueled the growth of America and its railroads. The industry’s many sawmills in Tobyhanna Township were in full swing, and by 1900 only the new growth trees remained.

MARKER DEDICATED: August 1, 2016

SPONSOR: 2016 | Monroe County Commissioners

LOCATION: Southwest corner of Route 940 and Stoney Hollow Road, Pocono Lake

COORDINATES: 41° 103990′, –75° 488749′

GPS ADDRESS: 1712 Pa Route 940, Pocono Pines, Pa. 18350

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About the Tobyhanna Township Roadside Marker Program


The Tobyhanna Township Roadside Historical Marker Program is a community-wide, volunteer effort spearheaded by the Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township (MATT).

MATT is a nonprofit association dedicated to this program. Volunteers serving in committees seek the funding, research and write the text, install the markers, arrange for a public dedication and establish a long-term awareness campaign through a touring map and a web site.

Be part of our heritage — Donate an historical marker

  • Through identification of the important facets of our rich history ... existing and lost landmarks, important events and activities, and our people, we will realize the goal of a community-wide network of roadside historical markers. Our community can now and for future decades and generations appreciate our heritage.
  • Each roadside historical marker will ensure the preservation of our local history and heritage, while providing an important educational opportunity that is accessible to the public, free of charge.
  • This program will build community pride while enhancing “heritage tourism,” recognized as a strong and desirable sector of our economy.
Sponsors donating the full cost of a marker are permanently recognized on the bottom of the marker. Additional appreciation is shared with the community through a public dedication ceremony, as well as a touring map, web site and other materials.

For more information on becoming a sponsor:


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