Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

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

TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
WORLD WAR I & II MEMORIALS

COMMEMORATE: Two memorials were erected in the memory of those who fought and died in World War I and World War II from Tobyhanna Township. The markers are located near each other, one at the Pocono Lake Cemetery and the other behind the Tobyhanna Elementary Center school plaground.

SPONSOR: Wilson Fischer Post 413 of the American Legion
WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION:
In memory of Harvey V. Wilson, Robert E. Fischer, Harry Bonser, who died in the World War, 1918.

LOCATION: At Pocono Lake Cemetery, Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, 0.1 miles west of Firehouse Road, on the right when traveling west.

COORDINATES: 41° 6.333′ N, 75° 28.633′ W
or 41.105550, -75.477217

GPS ADDRESS: 395 Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, Pa.
WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL INSCRIPTION:
This playground is dedicated in memory of the sons of Tobyhanna Township who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II. James P. Henning, Johnson Keiper, Jr., Minor Smith, Jr. Reverently dedicated by the Wilson-Fischer Post 413, 1949

LOCATION: Behind Tobyhanna Elementary Center, Old Route 940 and Firehouse Road, Pocono Pines. Located near the playground, behind the southeast corner of the school.

COORDINATES: 41° 6.235′ N, 75° 28.603′ W
or 41.103917, -75.476717

GPS ADDRESS: 398 Old Route 940, Pocono Pines, Pa.

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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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