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Williamson Road 200th Anniversary
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Williamson Road – Built 200 Years Ago

 by Chester P. Bailey 1992

Typed for Tri-Counties Website by Pat SMITH Raymond

200 years of history will be reenacted in Lake and Canyon Country of Tioga County; PA when the Mountaineers and Woodsmen of Liberty start celebrating the anniversary of the Williamson Road built in 1792.

The Liberty Block House celebration, June 26, 27, 28 and 29 sets the stage for the road builders which will also join other events up and down (U.S. 15) the Williamson Road in Tioga County. The Mansfield July 4th celebration will be held July 1 through 5, and at Tioga Old Home Days to be held July 28 through August 1st.

The Williamson Road was built by a group of Pennsylvania Woodsmen and joined by German emigrants. The Patterson brothers led the builders over an Indian trail blazed by Williamson from Trout Run to the Genesee River in New York State. U. S. 15 today travels approximately the same route to Bath, N. Y.

Charles Williamson had been commissioned to open the lands of the Pultney estate in New York. He received 100 pounds of silver from the Pennsylvania legislature to open a road through the wilderness from Trout Run to the State line at Lawrenceville. Late in 1792 the builders reached Canoe Camp where work ceased and they were rescued by canoe and taken to Painted Post. The builders returned in the spring to continue to build.


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