Edward Overton House
19 Main St.
In 1820 a lawyer named Edward Overton came to Towanda from Athens. His father, Thomas Overton, was one of the principal owners of the land in the new town of Towanda. Edward also became interested in land and owned the coal deposits, which Barclay Railroad developed. He was the first president of Barclay Railroad. About 1857 he built his home on Main Street. The Italianate two-story home has wide architrave; bracketed eaves; and double windows. Edward was a key figure in the commercial growth of Towanda in the mid-1800's. His daughter married James MacFarlane, who built the house next door at 21 Main Street. Edward's home on 19 Main St. was later owned by I. O. Blight, General Manager of State Line and Sullivan Railroad.
Location. 41° 46.222′ N, 76° 26.583′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 6) north of Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19 Main Street, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Macfarlane House (within shouting distance of this marker); Towanda First Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Towanda Public Library
Also see . . .
1. Towanda Borough Historic District. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Overton Township, Bradford County PA. (Submitted on November 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.