This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.
|Elevation||1,184 ft (361 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||570 and 272|
|GNIS feature ID||1189185|
Swiftwater is the location of one of the many barracks locations of the Pennsylvania State Police. The barracks is on a hill on State Route 611. Swiftwater is also the home of the Pocono Cheesecake Factory, located on SR 611.
In the 1890s, a Brooklyn man suffering from cholera came to the Poconos and bedded down at the Swiftwater Inn to recover. There he met, fell in love with and married the innkeeper's daughter. He married well. His wife had inherited a large sum of money and some land across from the inn. The man, a physician, recovered. As a bacteriolologist, he used the land to open a lab, Pocono Biological Laboratories.
Today in Your Health, new and old ways to make vaccines. If you've gotten your annual flu shot, chances are it was manufactured in a small Pennsylvania town called Swiftwater. That's home to the biggest flu vaccine plant in the country.
|This Monroe County, Pennsylvania state location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|