Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township


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Tobyhanna Township has embarked on a program to locate roadside historical markers throughout the township.

Our goal is to raise money to place 30 markers close to locations or areas of historical significance.

The markers are cast aluminum, painted with a green background and cream letters. Measuring 24 inches high by 18 inches wide, the markers are securely mounted to permanently installed steel poles.

Each marker is two-sided, providing a view from either direction for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to see.

Produced by a leading manufacturer that supplies several states with historical markers, these plaques have proven to be durable, surviving the Pocono environment for over 50 years.

As an added feature, each marker pole has a large “QR” code sign which visitors with smartphones can scan for more information located on the marker’s webpage.

Fourteen markers have been installed so far:

Future markers that have been approved:

  • The Great Swamp
  • Isaac Stauffer
  • Pocono Pines Assembly
  • Ice Harvest Industry
  • The First School
  • Naomi Pines House
  • WB&E Railroad
  • Clymer Library
  • DL&W Railroad
  • Harrison Park
Additional local history locations will be considered that meet the qualifications of being “meritorious, historically significant and interesting.”

Help the Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township

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, and with a link on the marker website. 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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