Pocono Mountains

Pocono Mountains

[poh-kuh-noh]
noun
a mountain range in NE Pennsylvania: resort area. About 2000 feet (610 meters) high.
Also called Poconos.
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pocono mountains

highland region in Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and eastern Carbon counties of northeastern Pennsylvania, U.S. The Poconos are bounded on the west by the Lehigh River; on the northwest by river valleys containing the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre; and on the east by the Delaware River, which forms the Pennsylvania-New York and Pennsylvania-New Jersey borders. The Poconos were part of the notorious Walking Purchase (1737) negotiated between Thomas Penn (then proprietor of Pennsylvania) and the Delaware Indians

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