Monroe County, Pennsylvania Records
Monroe County is bordered by Wayne County (north), Pike County (northeast), Sussex County, New Jersey (northeast), Warren County, New Jersey (east), Northampton County (south), Carbon County (west), Luzerne County (northwest), Lackawanna County (northwest). A Map of Monroe County, Pennsylvania contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Monroe County Townships include Barrett, Chestnuthill, Coolbaugh, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Middle Smithfield, Paradise, Pocono, Polk, Price, Ross, Smithfield, Stroud, Tobyhanna, Tunkhannock.
Monroe County Boroughs include Delaware Water Gap, East Stroudsburg, Mount Pocono, Stroudsburg. See also Monroe County Municipalities Incorporation Dates.
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Courthouse Records
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Monroe county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Monroe County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1836.
- Monroe County Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts has Court & Divorce Records from 1836.
- Monroe County Register of Wills/ Orphan's Court Clerk has Marriage & Probate Records from 1836 and Birth & Death Records from before Jan 1906.
- Monroe County Tax Assessor Office has tax records.
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Census Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Pennsylvania Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: 1906 to present.
- Marriage Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Divorce Records: does not have marriage records. The marriage records should be available in the County Court House.
- Locations: Pennsylvania Office of Vital Statistics, Pennsylvania State Archives
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Division of Vital Records, 101 South Mercer Street, Central Building, Room 401, New Castle, PA 16103; PH (724) 656-3100
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Resources
- Pennsylvania Archives - Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission series contains records of pennsylvania, from 1664 to 1780, and includes military, marriage, tax and land records. This is a Free Database.
- Monroe County Historicssociation
- Monroe County, Pennsylvania Message Boards
Monroe County, Pennsylvania External Links
- Historical Maps of Monroe County, Pennsylvania - PA D.O.T.
- Historical Newspapers from Pennsylvania (1719 - 1997)
- Pocono Record (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)
- Daily Record (Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania)
- Monroe County, Pennsylvania Books - Amazon
- Monroe Co., Pennsylvania - FindaGrave
- History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon and Schuylkill counties
- Monroe County, Pennsylvania Links - Cyndi's List
- Monroe Co. PAGenweb
- Monroe Co. Data Collections
- Monroe County, Pennsylvania Military Records