Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike

Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike (HM1Z2N)

Location: Blakeslee, PA 18610 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 5.394', W 75° 35.361'

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A privately-owned toll road was chartered in 1803 and completed by 1816. It followed the course of today's route 115 in our township, with tollgates about every 17-miles. Grain from the Wyoming Valley, lumber from the Poconos, and building plaster from NY State all moved on the turnpike, as did stagecoaches with US Mail. By 1860, railroads were the preferred mode for moving freight, causing the turnpike to become a public road.
HM NumberHM1Z2N
Year Placed2017
Placed ByHistorical Association of Tobyhanna Township
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 450502 N 4548904
Decimal Degrees41.08990000, -75.58935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 5.394', W 75° 35.361'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 5' 23.64" N, 75° 35' 21.66" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5610 PA-115, Blakeslee PA 18610, US
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