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Location & Area

Monroe County, established in 1836 from parts of Northampton and Pike Counties, was named in honor of President James Monroe. Covering 609 square miles in northeastern Pennsylvania, our county is partially bordered by the Blue Mountains, the Delaware River and the Lehigh River. Monroe County is home to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state, including the Pocono Mountains.

Map of PA coastline, including NJThe community’s ideal geographic location and features allow our community to retain a uniquely rural character while providing all of the opportunities found in large municipalities. Our central location and close proximity to New York (75 miles), Philadelphia (90 miles), the Lehigh Valley (40 miles) and Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre make Monroe County desirable place to work and live.