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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 40°53′44″N 75°19′25″W / 40.89556°N 75.32361°W / 40.89556; -75.32361
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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Saylorsburg along Wilkes Barre Turnpike
Saylorsburg along Wilkes Barre Turnpike
Saylorsburg is located in Pennsylvania
Saylorsburg is located in the United States
Coordinates: 40°53′44″N 75°19′25″W / 40.89556°N 75.32361°W / 40.89556; -75.32361
CountryUnited States
TownshipHamilton, Ross
 • Total1.26 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)
669 ft (204 m)
 • Total1,126
 • Density938.3/sq mi (362.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)570 and 272
GNIS feature ID1187049[3]

Saylorsburg is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Saylorsburg is located off Pennsylvania Route 33, 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Wind Gap. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,126.[2] The village is located in both Ross Township and Hamilton Township.

Saylorsburg is in the Pocono Mountains.[4]

One of the two main centers of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is located here. This is a Hindu Vedic teaching center founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati.



Saylorsburg is home to some species of wildlife, including American black bear, gray & red fox, white-tailed deer, groundhog, Virginia opossum, raccoon, and fisher. Saylorsburg is also home to several bird species including great blue heron, wild turkey, and bald eagle. Although only few sightings have been reported, it is commonly known that elk reside in higher elevations in the Pocono Mountains.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "Saylorsburg". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ Carl S. Oplinger & Robert Halma, The Poconos: An Illustrated Natural History Guide (Rutgers University Press: 1988), p. 44.