Athens in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Athens Academy
in this section
Planned 1797 - Opened 1814 - Razed 1925
Stephen C. Foster
was an academy student in 1840-1841
here in 1841 in Old Tioga Point
he wrote his first composition
The Tioga Waltz
Erected 1941 by The Tioga Point Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
Location. 41° 57.077′ N, 76° 30.972′ 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. Stephen Foster (here, next to this marker); The Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois Indians (a few steps from this marker); Athens Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of 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.
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