Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township

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

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COMMEMORATES: “Lutherland,” the vast Pocono retreat and resort opened by the Lutheran Church in 1926.

INSCRIPTION: In 1926, Lutherans from the NY metro area created a vacation site dedicated to Christian values. This was the entrance to over 1,300 acres on which their dream was realized. A lake, hotels, youth camps, and family cottages were built in a pristine Pocono setting. Thousands visited the vibrant community for decades, until financial challenges led to its closing in 1969.

SPONSOR: Pinecrest Lake Community Trust

MARKER DEDICATION: August 20, 2016

LOCATION: On the south side of Pocono Crest Road (formerly Sullivan Trail), just east of the main entrance to Pinecrest Lake Golf & County Club (Pinecrest Drive).

COORDINATES: 41° 06' 17.8"N 75° 27' 51.1"W
or 41.104932, –75.464187

GPS ADDRESS: Pocono Crest Road and Pinecrest Drive, Pocono Pines, Pa. 18350


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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