Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township

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

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
BLAKESLEE COMMUNITY CENTER

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COMMEMORATES: The Blakeslee Community Center’s service to the community.

INSCRIPTION: 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 fashion shows, community plays, family reunions, holiday celebrations, boxing matches, wedding receptions and much more. This center continues to serve as the central core of the Blakeslee village and the surrounding township community.

SPONSOR: 2019 | The Thomas and Fay Sincavage Family

MARKER DEDICATED: October 27, 2019

LOCATION: In front of the Blakeslee Community Center at the northwest corner of the intersection of Route 115 and Route 940 in Blakeslee.

SITE PROPERTY OWNER: The Blakeslee Community Association

COORDINATES: 41° 05' 34.8" N 75° 35' 36.3"W
or 41.092998, –75.593415

GPS ADDRESS: 5669 Route 115, Blakeslee, PA 18610

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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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