Marker Advocates of Tobyhanna Township

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

MARKER ADVOCATES of TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP
LOCUST RIDGE SCHOOL

The Locust Ridge School building as it looks today as a private residence.
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COMMEMORATES: The school, built in 1902, which served the students of central Tobyhanna Township for 28 years. It exists today as a private residence.

INSCRIPTION:
In 1902, students moved here from a log schoolhouse nearby. This new school had two large rooms for Grades 1-8. Elmer D. Borgor, the first teacher, had 31 sudents. The following year there were 49 students enrolled. Schools of similar design were built in Blakeslee and Pocono Lake around the same time. Since the school lacked indoor water and toilets, it was closed in 1930. Sold in 1946, the Seligs lived here for over 70 years. Sounds of their 7 children echoed the past.

SPONSOR:
The Selig Family in honor of Marian and Robert Selig Sr.

MARKER DEDICATION: Scheduled for August 21, 2021

LOCATION:
2792 Locust Ridge Road, State Route 4003, west side of road.

COORDINATES: 41°07'43.7"N 75°33'09.9"W
or 41.128809, -75.552742

GPS ADDRESS: 2792 Locust Ridge Road, State Route 4003, Pocono Lake, 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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