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Poconos Neighborhood Spotlight: Tobyhanna Township

Posted by John Holahan on Mar 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The name Tobyhanna Township has a nice ring to it—even if it doesn’t exactly flow easily from the lips. The township’s name has its origins in Native American language, roughly translated as, “a stream whose banks are fringed with alder". Those trees—and others—were later to play a significant role in the development of the area. For many years, however, the area was largely undeveloped with only 239 residents calling the township home in 1830. By 1900 the population was still below 900 residents.

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Topics: Poconos custom homebuilders, Poconos communities, Poconos Neighborhoods, Tobyhanna Township

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