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Mansfield in Tioga County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Corning & Blossburg Railroad

 
 
Corning & Blossburg Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 27, 2008
1. Corning & Blossburg Railroad Marker
Inscription.  One of the early railroads in the Northeast was completed in 1840 from Corning, N.Y. to Blossburg. It was built by the Tioga Navigation Company to connect the Chemung Canal, and the Erie Railroad, with the local coal fields.
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
 
Location. 41° 48.303′ N, 77° 4.646′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, in Tioga County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Business U.S. 15) and Dorsett Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mansfield PA 16933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mansfield Soldiers Orphan School (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp of the Pioneers (approx. 1.6 miles away); Williamson Road (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Also see . . .  Corning & Blossburg Railroad - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Old T Rails image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 27, 2008
2. Old T Rails
A couple of the T rails were left on display next to the marker.
Corning & Blossburg Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, November 27, 2008
3. Corning & Blossburg Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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