Swiftwater, Pennsylvania

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Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Swiftwater is located in Pennsylvania
Swiftwater
Swiftwater
Coordinates: 41°05′43″N 75°19′30″W / 41.09528°N 75.32500°W / 41.09528; -75.32500Coordinates: 41°05′43″N 75°19′30″W / 41.09528°N 75.32500°W / 41.09528; -75.32500
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Monroe
Township Pocono
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18370
Area code(s) 570 and 272
GNIS feature ID 1189185[1]

Swiftwater is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States.[2] In 1897 Richard Slee created the Pocono Biological Laboratories in Swiftwater.[3] Swiftwater is home to the biggest flu vaccine plant in the United States.[4] Swiftwater is the location of one of the many barracks locations of the Pennsylvania State Police. The barracks is on a hill on State Route 611. Swiftwater is also the home of the Pocono Cheesecake Factory, located on SR 611.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swiftwater". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Swiftwater, Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "After 229 years, Swiftwater Inn to close its doors for good". Pocono Record. May 13, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-31. In the 1890s, a Brooklyn man suffering from cholera came to the Poconos and bedded down at the Swiftwater Inn to recover. There he met, fell in love with and married the innkeeper's daughter. He married well. His wife had inherited a large sum of money and some land across from the inn. The man, a physician, recovered. As a bacteriolologist, he used the land to open a lab, Pocono Biological Laboratories. 
  4. ^ "New and Old Ways to Make Flu Vaccines". National Public Radio. November 8, 2007. Retrieved 2009-10-31. Today in Your Health, new and old ways to make vaccines. If you've gotten your annual flu shot, chances are it was manufactured in a small Pennsylvania town called Swiftwater. That's home to the biggest flu vaccine plant in the country.