Happy Birthday Monroe County

Happy 175th Birthday, Monroe County!
Amy Leiser, Executive Director
Monroe County Historical Association

On April 1, 1836, after nine long years of debate and discussion, Monroe County was formed from pieces of land cut from Northampton County and southern Pike County. Although settled by some of the earliest-arriving European colonists, Monroe County was not one of the earliest-formed counties in Pennsylvania. It was the 53rd recognized county out of 67 statewide.