Tioga County

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Tioga County is named for a Native American word meaning “at the forks” which describes a meeting place.

 

Created:  February 21, 1791

County Seat:

Chemago ( Union ) 1791 – 1810

Spencer                  1810 – 1836

Owego                    1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Owego  

 

Location:  21 Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1871 – 1872

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Miles F Howe of Owego

Contractor:  Keeler and Houk

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story light red colored brick structure. On each corner of the building are three story square brick towers which rise ninety-two feet. At the south front, there is a small portico supported by four thin columns with balcony above. On the second story, are three arched windows with arch at the roof line.

 

Note:  In 1810 a courthouse was built by Andrew Purdy in Spencer. The next courthouse was built in 1823. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $69,225.

 

County Clerk’s Office – Owego  

 

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Location:  20 Court Street / Main Street

Built:  1906 – 1907

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story building.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Tompkins County and Cortland County

E – Broome County

S – Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and Bradford County, Pennsylvania

W – Chemung County and Schuyler County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2017