Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

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

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
WILKES-BARRE & EASTERN RAILROAD

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COMMEMORATES:
The major railroad that transported freight and passengers from and to Tobyhanna Township from 1893 to 1937.

INSCRIPTION:
In 1893 a single track line was built from Wilkes-Barre to Stroudsburg. It was the shortest route to a connecting line, taking anthracite coal to tidewater ports in New Jersey for domestic and export markets. With stations at Naomi Pines, Pocono Lake and Wagners, it moved coal, lumber, ice and tourists to and from the Pocono Plateau. Competition forced it out of business in 1939. The tracks were dismantled, but sections of grade remain visible.

SPONSORS: Bruce, Trudi and Sarah Denlinger

MARKER DEDICATED: June 3, 2017

LOCATION:
Route 940, Pocono Pines, near Lake Naomi

COORDINATES: 41° 06' 29.9" N 75° 26' 59.0" W
or 41.108313, –75.449724

GPS ADDRESS: 2137 Rt. 940, Pocono Pines

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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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