Early records show settlement at Tobyhanna Mills (now Tobyhanna) and along the Easton and Belmont Turnpike (now Route 196) from the cross roads…northward. A map of Monroe County dated 1860 shows…three houses and a post office/store at the crossroads. By 1875…the present Borough location had a railroad depot, two hotels, few houses and the post office had moved near the railroad depot. From the modest beginning of two hotels about 1875…it was not surprising to find ten thriving resorts plus a number of guest homes at Mount Pocono, PA., in the mid 1900’s with numerous other resorts within easy traveling distance around the community. Tourism had indeed become the chief industry of Mount Pocono.