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

Stephen Foster

 
 
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Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Athens PA 18810, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stephen Collins Foster. Center for American Music website entry:
Biography and discussion of Foster's work, with links to additional resources about Foster's career. (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Stephen Foster. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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2. Stephen Foster
Monument and Markers in the Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain
3. Monument and Markers in the Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,079 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on October 23, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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