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Athens in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stephen Foster

 
 
Stephen Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. Stephen Foster Marker
Inscription. America's beloved writer of folk tunes and ballads attended, 1840-41, Athens Academy which stood here. The Tioga Waltz, Foster's first music, was composed at that time.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 57.073′ N, 76° 30.973′ W. Marker is in Athens, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 199), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens PA 18810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (here, next to this marker); Site of Athens Academy (here, next to this marker); Vietnam Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Athens Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Roll of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sullivan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Sullivan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carrying Path (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stephen Collins Foster. Biography and discussion of Foster's work, with links to additional resources
Monument and Markers in the Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Monument and Markers in the Memorial Park
about Foster's career. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Music of Stephen Foster. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Stephen Foster at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 649 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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