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Owego in Tioga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1849 Great Fire

 
 
1849 Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, October 26, 2019
1. 1849 Fire Marker
Inscription.  
1849 Great Fire
Site of Hall of Sons of
Temperance where fire began.
Three stores left standing
104 buildings were burned
exclusive of barns

 
Location. 42° 6.114′ N, 76° 15.689′ W. Marker is in Owego, New York, in Tioga County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (New York State Route 17C) and Court Street (New York State Route 96), on the right when traveling east on Front Street. Marker is located at the north end of the bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Owego NY 13827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Routes of the Armies (within shouting distance of this marker); Tioga County Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ithaca-Owego RR (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboats and Docks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishing the Susquehanna (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bridges of Owego (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Residence (about 300 feet away); Two Rivers Greenway (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owego.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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