The Cherry Valley area represents a delicate blend of various uses by its inhabitants. Moving from East at Delaware Water Gap to West near Saylorsburg, the uses include light manufacturing and production, tourism and tourism-related, recreation, horticulture, recreational industrial, agriculture, residential, aquaculture, viticulture, and mining. The area first developed from Delaware Water Gap which was founded by Antoine Dutot in 1793. He opened a hotel for travelers there, thus the beginning of the Pocono resort industry. The Gap became one of the best inland resort towns in the nation from 1870 to 1910. Most old homes in the community were boarding houses in the community's heyday, and large frame hotel buildings were in evidence all along the river. Among the most notable was Kittatinny House 1822-1931.
Brodhead Watershed Association.
Last Updated February 4, 2002