Introduction to East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
East Stroudsburg History
Daniel Brodhead settled in East Stroudsburg in 1737 and is credited for establishing the community which was known at that time as "Dansbury." By 1755, it was a large frontier settlement. On December 11, 1755, a group of Native Indians attacked Daniel Brodhead's home and burned down the barns and outbuildings. The Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western Railroad established a station and the community was subsequently christened "East Stroudsburg."
East Stroudsburg and Nearby Attractions
- Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
- Warren County Historical Society Museum
- Stroud Mansion
- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
- Big Pocono State Park
- Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
Things To Do In East Stroudsburg
Stroud Mansion, built in 1795 by Col. Jacob Stroud, is a local historic site. Lebanon Museum houses historically significant exhibits inside a former schoolhouse. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm features artifacts which relay the life of descendants of the Pennsylvania Dutch family. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a nature preserve which stretches along 40 miles of the Delaware River. Tobyhanna State Park, Stephens State Park, Big Pocono State Park, and Gouldsboro State Park offer opportunities to enjoy hiking, horseback-riding, boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and picnicking.
East Stroudsburg Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.
East Stroudsburg Higher Education
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is located in the town of East Stroudsburg. Northampton Community College - Monroe Campus, Centenary College, and Warren County Community College are the other colleges nearby.