MILFORD is a borough in Pike County ,
* 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Education * 5 Cultural activities * 6 Camps * 7 Annual events * 8 Notable people * 9 In popular culture * 10 Gallery * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 External links
The area along the Delaware River had long been settled by the Lenape , an Algonquian -speaking indigenous tribe that lived in the mid-Atlantic coastal areas, including western Long Island, and along this river at the time of European colonization. The English also called the people the Delaware, after the river they named after one of their colonial leaders.
Milford was founded in 1796 after the
American Revolutionary War
Milford has a large number of historical significant buildings, many
constructed in the nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries.
Some are listed on the
National Register of Historic Places
Grey Towers National Historic Site
From 1904 to 1926, Grey Towers was the site of summer field study sessions for the Master's program of the Yale School of Forestry , together with the Forester\'s Hall , a commercial building that was adapted and expanded for this purpose. Jervis Gordon Grist Mill Historic District , Hotel Fauchere and Annex , Metz Ice Plant , and Pike County Courthouse are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby is Arisbe, the home of Charles S. Peirce , a prominent logician, philosopher and scientist in the late 19th century, and another NRHP property.
The Pike County Historical Society Museum in Milford includes in its collection the "Lincoln Flag", which was draped on President Abraham Lincoln 's booth at Ford\'s Theatre the night he was assassinated . The flag was bundled up and placed under the President's head, and still bears his blood. It was kept by stage manager Thomas Gourlay. He passed it down to his daughter Jeannie, an actress who had appeared in the play, Our American Cousin , at the theatre that night. She later moved to Milford and the flag was donated to the museum after her death.
In September 2007, Arthur Frommer 's Budget Travel named Milford second on its list of "Ten Coolest Small Towns" in Pennsylvania.
Milford is located in the Poconos Mountains, in what was historically
a heavily wooded area. When Judge Biddis bought up the land of what
was then known as Wells Ferry and laid out the lots for the new town,
he generally followed the urban plan of
In contemporary Milford, Broad Street is also marked as U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 209 . At its intersection with Harford Street, Route 6 continues north on Harford, while Route 209 continues south on the street.
Milford is located on an escarpment above the Delaware River . All waterways there which drain into the river fall the 100-foot (30 m) difference in height, creating what is known as a fluviarchy, a network of waterfalls, putatively the most notable one east of the Rocky Mountains . These also provided water power to mills, which contributed to Milford's economy in the 19th century.
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As of the census of 2010, there were 1,021 people, 491 households, and 236 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,042 people per square mile (797.7/km²). There were 580 housing units at an average density of 1,160 per square mile (453.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.2% White , 0.6% African American , 0.5% Native American , 0.5% Asian , 1.4% from other races , and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5% of the population.
There were 491 households out of which 19.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.9% were non-families. 42.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the borough the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 59.9% from 18 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.3 years.
The median income for a household in the borough was $33,571, and the median income for a family was $46,136. Males had a median income of $40,500 versus $28,333 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,011. About 4.0% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line , including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
Milford is served by the Delaware Valley School District .
Milford is home to
Pike County Arts and Crafts , an art education
organization that was chosen by the
The Pike County Chess Club was founded in 2011. Although attendees no
longer meet weekly for casual games, the Club organizes at least one
tournament per month at the Patisserie Fauchere. Games played at these
tournaments are submitted for rating by the
Milford is home to several camps operated by the Jewish organization NJY Camps: Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, Cedar Lake Camp, and Teen Age Camp. Nah-Jee-Wah is for younger campers, Cedar Lake Camp caters to middle-school-aged campers, and Teen Age Camp is for teens. All three camps have activities in and around their two lakes.
The Black Bear Film Festival is an annual independent film festival, which takes place the weekend after Columbus Day in October primarily at the historic Milford Theater. It includes many free films and lectures in the Film Salon, as well as feature films for an admission fee.
The Milford Music Festival takes place each June. It is a free weekend event sponsored by Milfordmusicfest.org, which also produces Septemberfest, Share The Harvest and the annual Tree Lighting. The 2009 Milford Music Festival was headlined by Vanessa Carlton , the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/pianist who is from Milford. The 2013 edition featured Pete Seeger .
* Louis Allen , a
New York Army National Guard officer killed in a
fragging incident in 2005 during the
Iraq War .
James Blish ,
Damon Knight ,
Judith Merril and
Kate Wilhelm (Mrs.
Knight), all science fiction writers
Vanessa Carlton , singer /pianist
Allyn Joslyn , stage and screen actor
Frank McCourt , author
Gifford Pinchot 's family, including
Mary Pinchot Meyer .
Charles Sanders Peirce
IN POPULAR CULTURE
Milford served as setting for a number of silent films directed by
A view of Milford from "The Knob", looking east down Broad Street
Charles S. Peirce 's house *
"The Columns", home of the Pike County Historical Society Museum *
The Tom Quick Inn *
The Milford Theatre
National Register of Historic Places
The Milford Branch of the Pike County Public Library, located in the Community House
* ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files".
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Municipalities and communities of Pike County, Pennsylvania , United States
* Matamoras * Milford
* Blooming Grove * Delaware * Dingman * Greene * Lackawaxen * Lehman * Milford * Palmyra * Porter * Shohola * Westfall
* Birchwood Lakes * Conashaugh Lakes * Fawn Lake Forest * Gold Key Lake * Hemlock Farms * Masthope * Pine Ridge * Pocono Mountain Lake Estates * Pocono Ranch Lands * Pocono Woodland Lakes * Saw Creek ‡ * Sunrise Lake
* Bushkill * Dingmans Ferry * Greeley * Greentown * Lords Valley * Millrift * Panther * Pond Eddy * Tafton * Tamiment
FOOTNOTES ‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties.
* v * t * e
County seats of
* Chester (1682-1851)
* Lock Haven
* New Castle
* Beaver * Bedford * Bellefonte * Brookville * Carlisle * Chambersburg * Clarion * Clearfield * Coudersport * Danville * Doylestown * Ebensburg * Emporium * Gettysburg * Hollidaysburg * Honesdale * Huntingdon * Indiana * Jim Thorpe * Kittanning * Laporte * Lewisburg * Lewistown * McConnellsburg * Media * Mercer * Middleburg * Mifflintown * Milford * Montrose * New Bloomfield * Norristown * Ridgway * Smethport * Somerset * Stroudsburg * Tionesta * Towanda * Tunkhannock * Waynesburg * Wellsboro * West Chester