First burial at Arlington National Cemetery was Monroe County man

Pvt. William H. Christman of Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County, was buried on the grounds of the Arlington estate on Friday, May 13, 1864. It is not known how he was chosen, but he was the first person to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Read More...

Founded in 1830: Brief history of Price and Tobyhanna townships

Price Township and Tobyhanna Township were both founded in 1830. Price Township was named for the first European settler in the area, John Price. Tobyhanna Township's name means “stream lined with alders,” which was taken from the Tobyhanna Creek, a tributary of the Lehigh River. Read More...