Blakeslee, Pennsylvania

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
The Blakeslee Flea Market
The Blakeslee Flea Market
Blakeslee is located in Pennsylvania
Blakeslee is located in the United States
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
CountryUnited States
1,676 ft (511 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes570 and 272
GNIS feature ID1217340[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] The Blakeslee Diner used to be a restaurant in Blakeslee, but it burned down a few years ago.


  1. ^ "Blakeslee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  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.