Introduction to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
White settlers arrived in this area in the early 1700s. Prior to that, the region was home to tribes of Native Americans. Peter LeBar was the first settler to build a home in the present-day territory of Stroudsburg in 1730. In 1756, Fort Hamilton was constructed, and Jacob Stroud settled in the area in 1760. He built Fort Penn which became home to hundreds of people following the Wyoming Massacre in 1778. Stroud started selling lots in the region in 1779, and established a settlement which was eventually named "Stroudsburg" in his honor. In 1810, his son, Daniel Stroud, laid out the town, which was incorporated in 1837.
Stroudsburg and Nearby Attractions
- Stroud Mansion
- Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
- Shippen Manor Museum
- Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
- Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
- Big Pocono State Park
Things To Do In Stroudsburg
Stroud Mansion, which was constructed by Jacob Stroud in 1795, is a place of historic interest in Stroudsburg. The town is also home to the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. This museum offers conducted tours and features artifacts reflecting the life of Pennsylvania Dutch people who lived in the area during the 18th and 19th centuries. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, which occupies almost 70,000 acres in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, preserves 40 miles of the Delaware River. Hiking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, swimming, biking, camping, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Tobyhanna State Park, Gouldsboro State Park, and Big Pocono State Park. Popular destinations like Wild West City, Rutgers Gardens, and Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, are also close by.
The closest major airport is Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Stroudsburg Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the Centenary College, Lafayette College, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and Warren County Community College.