Corning in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Corning
began a community here in
1835. It incorporated as a
village in 1848 and as a
city in 1890.
Erected 1987 by Norstar Bank, J. Baer B.S.A.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 42° 8.556′ N, 77° 3.148′ W. Marker is in Corning, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of Cedar Street (New York State Route 414) and Denison Parkway East (New York State Route 352), on the right when traveling north on Cedar Street. It is located across from the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corning NY 14830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Ecker Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rockwell Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Galvin and Haines Insurance (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corning Centennial Sculpture Concert Hall Block (about 600 feet away); Market Street Historic District (about 600 feet away); At This Location an Alliance of Prosperity was Formed (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corning.
More about this marker. The marker was moved about 20 feet south of its 2010 location sometime between 2010 and 2015, and its orientation turned 90 degrees to parallel Cedar Street.
Also see . . . History of the City of Corning, NY. “Indeed these first years of village history witnessed many improvements and wonderful changes, and in 1836 there was sufficient importance in the settlement to warrant a name for the hamlet. It was called Corning, in honorable allusion to Erastus Corning, founder in fact of the company and one of the chief promoters of the enterprise. The purchase tract was surveyed and laid out into lots, and all needful things were provided to build up a progressive settlement. However, one of the first acts of the company was to ascertain the possibility of a successful line of railroad between the canal terminus and the rich Blossburg coal fields. To be sure, the Tioga river afforded moderate facilities for transportation at certain periods, yet it proved a somewhat slow and occasionally unreliable thoroughfare of traffic. To overcome the objections a survey was made to the State line, up the (Submitted on January 1, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4, 5. submitted on November 30, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.