Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
The Blakeslee Flea Market
The Blakeslee Flea Market
Blakeslee is located in Pennsylvania
Blakeslee
Blakeslee
Blakeslee is located in the US
Blakeslee
Blakeslee
Coordinates: 41°5′33″N 75°35′34″W / 41.09250°N 75.59278°W / 41.09250; -75.59278Coordinates: 41°5′33″N 75°35′34″W / 41.09250°N 75.59278°W / 41.09250; -75.59278
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Monroe
Township Tobyhanna
Elevation 1,676 ft (511 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18610
Area code(s) 570 and 272
GNIS feature ID 1217340[1]

Blakeslee is an unincorporated community in Tobyhanna Township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Blakeslee is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 115 and Pennsylvania Route 940.[2]

A post office was established in Blakeslee in 1884 and named after Jacob Blakeslee, the first postmaster.[3] The post office was located near Burger Road near his 300-acre homestead. Jacob Blakeslee would later serve as justice of the peace for the small community. The Blakeslee United Methodist Church was established in 1897.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blakeslee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Monroe County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Mathews, Alfred (1886). History of Wayne, Pike, and Monroe Counties, Pennsylvania. R.T. Peck & Co. p. 1277. 
  4. ^ Kerrick, Gene. "The Blakeslee Family". Tobyhanna Township History. Retrieved September 21, 2015.