Monroe County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Jonathan Mark
(570) 517-3009
Adelaide Grace, CYS Administrator
(570) 420-3590

Monroe County was established in 1836 from parts of Northampton and Pike Counties. It is named for President James Monroe. Its 611 square miles host the Pocono Mountains (part of the Appalachian Chain), beautiful valleys, farmland and forests. The county is known for its scenic beauty, sparkling lakes and clean streams, gentle mountains and the Delaware Water Gap.

Monroe County has a bit of everything from luxurious resorts, to family attractions, to sophisticated software companies and traditional manufacturing. The largest employers include the tourism industry, Tobyhana Army Depot, Pocono Medical Center, Roadway Express, Aventis Pasteur, factory outlets and government. The county produces vaccines, brushes, electronic parts and components and it is a four-season vacation destination.

Monroe County has been deemed the second fastest growing county in Pennsylvania. It is considered the "Gateway to the Poconos" and is located 75 miles from New York City and 90 miles from Philadelphia. It is also home of East Stroudsburg University and the Pocono International Raceway.

Monroe County

Monroe County Facts

Population
138,687
Class
5th
Founded
1836
County Seat
Stroudsburg, PA
Website
http://www.monroecountypa.gov/Pages/Home.aspx
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