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Corning in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

City of Corning

 
 
City of Corning Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. City of Corning Marker
Inscription.
Erastus Corning and others
began a community here in
1835. It incorporated as a
village in 1848 and as a
city in 1890.

 
Erected 1987 by Norstar Bank, J. Baer B.S.A.
 
Location. 42° 8.556′ N, 77° 3.148′ W. Marker is in Corning, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Street (New York State Route 414) and Denison Parkway East (New York State Route 352), on the right when traveling north on Cedar Street. Click for map. It is located across from the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Marker is in this post office area: Corning NY 14830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Ecker Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Galvin and Haines Insurance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corning Centennial Sculpture (about 600 feet away); Concert Hall Block (about 600 feet away); Market Street Historic District (about 600 feet away); At This Location an Alliance of Prosperity was Formed (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Corning.
 
More about this marker.
City of Corning Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
2. City of Corning Marker
The marker was moved about 20 feet south of its 2010 location sometime between 2010 and 2015, and its orientation turned 90 degrees to parallel Cedar Street.
 
Also see . . .  History of the City of Corning, NY. “Indeed these first years of village history witnessed many improvements and wonderful changes, and in 1836 there was sufficient importance in the settlement to warrant a name for the hamlet. It was called Corning, in honorable allusion to Erastus Corning, founder in fact of the company and one of the chief promoters of the enterprise. The purchase tract was surveyed and laid out into lots, and all needful things were provided to build up a progressive settlement. However, one of the first acts of the company was to ascertain the possibility of a successful line of railroad between the canal terminus and the rich Blossburg coal fields. To be sure, the Tioga river afforded moderate facilities for transportation at certain periods, yet it proved a somewhat slow and occasionally unreliable thoroughfare of traffic. To overcome the objections a survey was made to the State line, up the valley of the river, and being practicable the energetic company constructed the road to that point, and there joined with the road built by a similar company of Pennsylvania operators. In 1839 the first locomotive traversed the Tioga
Rockwell Museum of Western Art image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
3. Rockwell Museum of Western Art
valley, and the future success and growth of our little village became assured.” (Submitted on January 1, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
City of Corning Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 19, 2015
4. City of Corning Marker
Repainted
City of Corning Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 19, 2015
5. City of Corning Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 459 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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