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Middle Smithfield Township

Middle Smithfield Town Hall is located at 25 Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg PA 18301; phone: 570-223-8920.

Located on the western bank of the Delaware River, Middle Smithfield Township, in Monroe County, Pennsylvania has long been identified with the rugged, natural beauty of the Poconos. Residents and visitors alike have been drawn to the area for decades, but development in the region did not begin to spike until the 1970s when population swelled and vacation/second homes became increasingly popular. More recently, the area has transitioned into a bedroom community, accommodating more and more year round residents attracted by the local scenery, relatively affordable cost of living, and easy access to strong economies in New York and New Jersey. [1]

Middle Smithfield is home to six resources listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Cold Spring Farm Spring House, late 19th century, listed 1979, fieldstone.
  • John Michael Farm, ca. 1875, listed 1980, typical collection of 19th century farm buildings in the Upper Delaware Valley.
  • Schoonover Mountain House, ca. 1850-1860, listed 1979, 2-story, L-shaped frame house built into a bank.
  • Captain Jacob Shoemaker House, ca. 1810, Georgian, listed 1979.
  • John Turn Farm, ca. 1790, limekiln, smokehouse, and weavehouse, listed 1979.
  • Zion Lutheran Church, ca. 1851, Greek Revival, listed 1972.
  1. Middle Smithfield Township, Monroe County PA, Comprehensive Plan Update: 2007, www.middlesmithfieldtownship.com, accessed February 2008.
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