Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania

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Pocono Summit
Pocono Summit Railroad Station
Pocono Summit Railroad Station
Coordinates: 41°06′39″N 75°23′09″W / 41.11083°N 75.38583°W / 41.11083; -75.38583Coordinates: 41°06′39″N 75°23′09″W / 41.11083°N 75.38583°W / 41.11083; -75.38583
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMonroe
TownshipsCoolbaugh/Tobyhanna
Area
 • Total16.1 sq mi (42 km2)
 • Land15.4 sq mi (40 km2)
 • Water.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation
1,804 ft (550 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,964
 • Density180/sq mi (71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
18346
Area code(s)570

Pocono Summit is a small town (Census Class Code U6) located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Parts of Pocono Summit are located in the municipalities of Coolbaugh and Tobyhanna townships.

Geography[edit]

Pocono Summit is located at 41°6′39″N 75°23′09″W / 41.11083°N 75.38583°W / 41.11083; -75.38583 (41.111, -75.386).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.1 square miles (41.7 km²), 95% of it land. Pocono Summit is home to Stillwater Lake and Pocono Summit Lake.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,964 people residing in the area.

Education[edit]

The Pocono Mountain School District's Sullivan Trail campus is located in Pocono Summit; the campus includes Pocono Mountain West High School and Pocono Mountain West Junior High School.[1]

Recreation[edit]

Pocono Summit is home to Camp Minsi, a Boy Scout camp located on the western shores of Stillwater Lake. The camp was first opened in 1949 and encompasses more than 1,200 acres (490 ha).[2]

The area also includes portions of Pennsylvania State Game Lands 127.

Transportation[edit]

Pennsylvania State Route 940 passes over Pennsylvania State Route 314 in Pocono Summit. Interstate 380 runs north-south along the edge of the town.

Until the early 1960s, the Erie Lackawanna Railroad's Lake Cities, Phoebe Snow and Twilight made stops westbound at the Pocono Summit station; the Phoebe Snow and the Pocono Express made stops eastbound at the station.[3] In the latter years of Erie Lackawanna passenger train through the Poconos, Pocono Summit was the last remaining station, between Scranton to the northwest and Cresco to the east, to have service, offering a stop on the Lake Cities westbound.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pocono Mountain West High School". Pocono Mountain School District. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
  2. ^ "Campminsi.org". Camp Minsi. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
  3. ^ 'Official Guide of the Railways,' December 1964, Erie Lackawanna section, p. 247
  4. ^ Erie Lackawanna June 15, 1969 timetable, Table 1