Place:Tioga, New York, United States

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Tioga County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,125. Its name derives from an American Indian word meaning "at the forks," describing a meeting place. Its county seat is Owego.

Tioga County is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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In 1789, Montgomery County was reduced in size by the splitting off of Ontario County. The actual area split off from Montgomery County was much larger than the present county, also including the present Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Steuben, Wyoming, Yates, and part of Schuyler and Wayne counties.

Tioga County was one of three counties split off from Montgomery County (the others being Herkimer and Otsego Counties) in 1791. Tioga County was at this time much larger than the present county, also including the present Broome and Chemung counties and parts of Chenango and Schuyler counties.

Tioga County was reduced in size in 1798 by the splitting off of Chemung County (which also included part of the present Schuyler County and by the combination of a portion with a portion of Herkimer County to create Chenango County. In 1806 it was further reduced by the splitting off of Broome County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1791 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1791 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 7,109
1810 7,899
1820 16,971
1830 27,690
1840 20,527
1850 24,880
1860 28,748
1870 30,572
1880 32,673
1890 29,935
1900 27,951
1910 25,624
1920 24,212
1930 25,480
1940 27,072
1950 30,166
1960 37,802
1970 46,513
1980 49,812
1990 52,337

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Tioga County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county and town histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~nytioga/


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