Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Pocono Lake is located in Pennsylvania
Pocono Lake
Pocono Lake
Pocono Lake is located in the United States
Pocono Lake
Pocono Lake
Coordinates: 41°06′19″N 75°28′34″W / 41.10528°N 75.47611°W / 41.10528; -75.47611Coordinates: 41°06′19″N 75°28′34″W / 41.10528°N 75.47611°W / 41.10528; -75.47611
CountryUnited States
1,749 ft (533 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
18347, 18350
Area code(s)570 and 272
GNIS feature ID1184146[1]

Pocono Lake is a subsection of Pocono Pines in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Pocono Lake is located slightly west of Pocono Pines by Pennsylvania Route 940.

Pocono is a Native American name purported to mean "a stream between two mountains".[2]

The school district is considered below the state average.[3]

In 2014, economic decline caused an increase in the use of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food stamps throughout the region. According to Rev. Luke Richards, pastor of the Pocono Lake Wesleyan Church, "huge needs" are "ever-changing" in the area.[4]

Notable person[edit]

William Henry Christman, a laborer from Pocono Lake and an enlisted man in the United States Army during the U. S. Civil War, was the first soldier to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, in 1864.[5]


  1. ^ "Pocono Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ Espenshade, Abraham Howry (1925). Pennsylvania Place Names. Evangelical Press. p. 287. ISBN 978-0-8063-0416-8.
  3. ^ "Pocono Lake, PA". USA.com. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Laura Klepacki (April 20, 2014). "At Pocono food pantries, economic recovery is a myth". Pocono Record. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  5. ^ "Arlington National Cemetery Facts About Section 27". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved November 25, 2015.