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

On the Site of Owego

 
 
On the Site of Owego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 26, 2019
1. On the Site of Owego Marker
Inscription.  
On the Site of Owego
Aug. 19-20, 1779 encamped 3000
Continental soldiers the union of
General Clinton's army
which had advanced from Otsego Lake
with a convoy of 208 Bateaux
and a detachment under
General Poor
from
General Sullivan’s army
then at Tioga Point. As a part of
the campaign against the hostile Iroquois
the abandoned Indian village of “Owagea”
was burned
Erected by the Village of Owego
In the 100th year of its incorporation and by the
State of New York
1927

 
Erected 1927 by State of New York, Village of Owego.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is August 19, 1779.
 
Location. 42° 6.171′ N, 76° 15.568′ W. Marker is in Owego, New York, in Tioga County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street (New York State Route 17C) and Church Street, on the left on Front Street. 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. Native American Roots (a few steps from this
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marker); Owego Riverwalk (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Owego Riverwalk (a few steps from this marker); Ahwaga Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1849 Great Fire (about 600 feet away); Tioga County Memorial (about 700 feet away); Owego National Bank (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Owego.
 
On the Site of Owego Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. On the Site of Owego Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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