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Tioga County, NY history

Tioga County, NY

We are hoping to eventually offer several items for this county, and due to several requests, we are adding our second now.  Thank you for your support!


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The Tioga County chapter, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).

French's Gazetteer provides a detailed capsule description of this county on the eve of the Civil War. For those unfamiliar with the county and its history, it's hard to imagine a better place to start coming up the learning curve.  Localities mentioned include the following:  Barton, Waverly, Factoryville, North Barton, Halsey Valley, Berkshire, East Berkshire, Wilson Creek, Candor, Candor Center, Willseyville, South Candor, Weltonville, East Candor, Newark, Newark Valley, Ketchumville, West Newark, Nichols, Hoopers Valley, Canfields Corners, Owego, Apalachin, Campville, Flemingville, Willsboro, South Owego, Richford, West Richford, Spencer, Tioga, Tioga Center, Smithsboro, Halsey Valley, Straights Corners, and Jenksville.  5+ pages, PDF format, download now for $1.75.

Tioga County from French's Gazetteer


Tioga County, from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).

A little over a decade earlier than French's Gazetteer's treatment of Tioga County, Mather & Brockett dealt briefly with the county in their Geographical History.  When we say "brief" we mean it:  their treatment took just three pages.  Nonetheless it is an important part of the historical record of the county.  In addition to those three pages, we also include the section of Mather & Brockett concerning the land grants and patents that underlie New York State's counties.  3++ pages, in PDF format, download now for $1.25.

 Tioga County, from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History (1848)

See also: Hotchkin's History of Western New York State, available on CD-ROM.


See also:  Native Americans: Herkimer County Historical Society.  Papers from Volume IV.  1.  History of Early Jesuit Missions in the Mohawk Valley, by the Rev. James H. Halpin (1905)   2.  The Iroquois Indian, by Dr. J. D. Fitch (1907) on our Herkimer County page.


Tioga County was separated from Montgomery County in 1791.  You may also want to consult our Montgomery County page for locations that may have been affected by this transaction.

Several counties were subsequently removed from Tioga County in whole or in part.  Please see our separate pages for the following counties:  Broome, Chemung, and Chenango.

See also:  W. Max Reid's The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History (1907) listed on our Montgomery County page


We offer a large number of New York State titles and are continuing to accumulate more.  CLICK HERE to return to our New York State page



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