PA Real Estate Guide and Ross Township Homes for Sale. In
1817 Ross Township was formed from a division of Chestnuthill
Township and named after Judge John Ross of Easton, Pennsylvania.
He had lived on the Ross Common Manor Estate (south of Saylorsburg)
which was built in 1787 by his father, Jessie Ross of Bucks
Township, who used it as a hunting lodge.
grew as settlers passed through the Wind Gap pass in the 1700ís.
Saylorís Lake, a natural lake, became a summer resort and
the location of a winter ice cutting industry. Ross Township,
has major sites and structures that have historical significance.
These historic places represent a presence of the past. They
add charm and interest to Ross Township and the West End of
Monroe County. Homes in Ross Township tend towards the rural
with many farms and farmhouses still in existance.