Built between 1871 and 1873, the Tioga County Courthouse is one of the oldest functioning courthouses in New York State. Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and stands as the centerpiece in Owego’s Courthouse Square. Located along the Susquehanna River at the gateway to the village, Courthouse Square provides a picture-postcard first impression of this historic community.
A Civil War Monument, erected in 1891, stands in front of the courthouse and at the northeast corner of the square sits a replica of the 1883 gazebo. Baker Memorial Fountain is one of the most distinctive and memorable features in Courthouse Square. Built in 1914, the brightly painted statue and fountain stands as a memorial to one of Owego’s early fire chiefs.
Surrounded by the scenic and historic village of Owego, Courthouse Square is an ideal spot to pause, reflect and take in the beauty along New York’s Path Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
Tioga County Historical Society