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Pike County

Pike CountyPike County's economic base is a mixture of manufacturing, high-tech electronics and medical R & D and is anchored by one of the most picturesque and family-oriented tourism settings in the state. Major employers in Pike County include:  Delaware Valley School District, Woodloch Pines Inc., Wallenpaupack Area School, Pike County and Wal-Mart Associates Inc.* Pike County (population 48,507, 547 square miles) was created on March 26, 1814, from part of Wayne County and named for General Zebulon Pike. Milford, the county seat, was probably named for Milford Haven in Wales. 

Here in the Northeastern corner of Pennsylvania lie the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The Poconos encompass 2,400 square miles of wooded peaks and valleys with numerous sparkling lakes and rushing rivers and waterfalls.  In the spring and summer, the Poconos provide excellent fishing, white-water rafting, golf, hiking, tennis, mountain biking and water sports. Winter blankets the Poconos in white, transforming them into a playground for skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. 

Principal cities, towns or municipalities

  • Milford

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*Employer information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry.