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Tobyhanna Township

Tobyhanna Town Hall, Government Center Building, State Avenue, Pocono Pines PA 18350; phone: 570-646-1212.

See: Stoddartsville Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, located party in Tobyhanna Township and partly in Buck Township, Luzerne County.

Tobyhanna [1]

Concerning the significance of the names Lehigh and Tobyhanna, it is quite certain that the former was originally called Lehawhanna, the prefix Lehaw meaning the forks, while the suffix hanna denotes a stream, as for example, Susquehanna, indicating a muddy stream. As regards the word Tobyhanna, it is corrupted from Topi-hanne, meaning "alder stream."

  1. Schrabisch, Max, Archaeology of Delaware River Valley between Hancock and DIngman's Ferry in Wayne and Pike Counties, Volume 1, Pennsylvania Historical Commission, Harrisburg, 1930
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