Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
SALEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

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Salem UCC Marker
COMMEMORATES:
Oldest place of worship in the region

INSCRIPTION:
This 1883 building, initially the German Reformed Church, is the oldest surviving religious structure in the area, with the original bell still in its steeple. Legendary Pocono businessman Isaac Stauffer was a founder. Land donated by Charles Gravel enabled a 1924 expansion. Salem has become a social and spiritual hub of the local community.

SPONSOR: 2015 | Sullivan Trail Questers Chapter #1138, The Questers International

MARKER DEDICATED: November 8, 2015

LOCATION: Church Street, Pocono Pines, just north of Old Route 940

COORDINATES: 41° 06' 20.7"N 75° 28' 56.4"W
or 41.105762, –75.482328

GPS ADDRESS: 108 Church Street, 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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