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Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania

Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Marshalls Creek is located in Pennsylvania
Marshalls Creek
Marshalls Creek
Marshalls Creek is located in the US
Marshalls Creek
Marshalls Creek
Coordinates: 41°02′35″N 75°07′39″W / 41.04306°N 75.12750°W / 41.04306; -75.12750
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMonroe
TownshipSmithfield
Elevation
479 ft (146 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18335
Area code(s)570 and 272
GNIS feature ID1180465[1]

Marshalls Creek is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located on Business U.S. Route 209 at the southern terminus of Route 402 in Smithfield Township. It is named after the creek that flows southward through it into the Delaware River. Business 209 joins the 209 bypass just east of the village. A roundabout is located just south of the village where the Bypass and Seven Bridges Road meet. Although the village has its own box post office with the zip code of 18335, some residents are served by the East Stroudsburg PO with the zip code of 18301 or 18302. [1]

1964 explosion

On June 26, 1964, Marshalls Creek was the site of the dynamite truck that exploded and killed six people. After the truck had blown two tires, the driver pulled off the road in front of a reptile farm, without realizing that the tires were smoldering, and went to find a pay phone. Three volunteer firemen were killed in the blast, along with a nearby resident, a passing motorist, and another truck driver who had spotted the fire.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Marshalls Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "6 Dead, 10 Hurt in Explosive Truck Blast"", Chicago Tribune, June 26, 1964, p10