Local History Walking Tour 2023-2024

Walk around historic "Tioga" to learn more about the Sullivan Expedition and 'recent' history of Native Americans in our area.

Local History Walking Tour 2023-2024

Athens, Pennsylvania 18810, United States

Created By: Sayre High School

Tour Information

Learn more about early Bradford county history on this tour!

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What You'll See on the Tour

Watch around minute 3-5 for the images of the bones found. Around minute 6 is where you will see the Native Americans come in. 
Indian Treaty November 16-23rd, 1790  Held on the grounds behind the present day Trinity Epicopal Church  Nations Present: Senecas, Oneida, Onondagas, Cayugas, Chippawas, and Stockbridges Chiefs present: Red Jacket, Farmer’s Brother, Li... Read more
Protection of the Flag Dedicated on June 15, 1902. Statue given by Joseph Stickler and his wife Charolotte Snell Stickler, a descendant of Jacob Snell. Their son Major Abraham Snell Born July 5, 1784 was the 1st white child born in Athens w... Read more
Listen to the attached recording of the song, "The Tioga Waltz" that Stephen Foster wrote here.  
The 6 pound canon ball embedded into the boulder was found in the Fort area. 
This house allegedly was part of the underground railroad! 
On August 13th, 1779 General Sullivan ordered Hand's brigade to attack the Native American settlement at Chemung. They found the village deserted, but were ambused after they were leaving. 6 soldiers were killed, 9-10 wounded. 
County text and building entries by Richard J. Webster “Tioga” (spelled “Teaoga” and “Diahoga” in the eighteenth century) is Iroquois for “gate,” derived from the Iroquois word “teyaogen,” meaning “in the middle or bet... Read more
Mrs. Whittaker who lived in Wysox in May 20, 1778 was captured by the Seneca and taken prisoner to Tioga Point. They gave her and the other prisoners to Butler’s rangers, composed of Indians and British soldiers. She was about 11 years ol... Read more
In 1882, a drainage ditch was being dug for the home of Millard and Louise Murray when a Native American grave site was discovered.   Between 1882 and 1895, 29 burials in total were found in the Murray Garden site. "The graves were groupe... Read more


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