National Register Listings in
Steuben County, New York

Addison Village Hall Adsit House Bolton, James H., House Campbell-Rumsey House Canisteo Living Sign Church of the Redeemer Cobblestone House Corning Armory Cottages at Central Point Davenport Library Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Station District School Number Five Erie Freighthouse Historic District First Baptist Church of Painted Post First Baptist Society of Bath, The Gansevoort/East Steuben Streets Historic District Germania Wine Cellars Gold Seal Winery Hallock, George W., House Hammondsport Union Free School Haverling Farm House Hornell Armory Hornell Public Library Jenning's Tavern Larrowe House Liberty Street Historic District Lincoln School Main Street Historic Distrct Mallory Mill Maple Street Historic District Market Street Historic District Market Street Historic District (Boundary Increase) McMaster House Myrtle, Henry C. House New York State Soldiers' and Sailors' Home-Bath Veterans Administration Center Historic District Northrup Hill School District 10 Pleasant Valley Wine Company Potter-Van Camp House Presbyterian Church of Atlanta Pulteney Square Historic District Quick, Martin A., House Robie, Reuben, House Rowe House Sedgwick House Shepherd, William, House Southside Historic District St. Ann's Federation Building Temple Beth-El Town Linke Church and Cemetery US Post Office-Bath US Post Office-Corning US Post Office-Hornell US Post Office-Painted Post Ward, M. J., Feed Mill Complex Western New York Wine Company Wombough, William, House Wood Road Metal Truss Bridge World War Memorial Library Younglove, Timothy M., Octagon House
The Woodstock Music Festival, which is considered a seminal moment in American cultural history, did not actually take place in the town of Woodstock, New York. The festival was held on a dairy farm in nearby Bethel, New York, about 60 miles south of Woodstock.
Steuben County, located in the Western part of New York State, has a rich and diverse history. The area was first inhabited by Native American tribes, primarily the Seneca Nation, who were later displaced by European settlers. In the late 18th century, pioneers arrived in the region and began to establish settlements.

The county was officially formed in 1796 and named after Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Steuben County quickly grew in population and became an important agricultural and trading center. The construction of the Erie Canal in the early 19th century further spurred growth and development in the area.

During the Civil War, Steuben County sent a significant number of soldiers to fight for the Union Army. The county also played a role in the Underground Railroad, providing a route for slaves escaping to freedom in Canada. The industrial revolution in the late 19th century led to the establishment of factories and mills in the county, contributing to its economic prosperity.

In the 20th century, Steuben County continued to evolve. The region became a popular tourist destination, known for its scenic landscapes, charming towns, and recreational activities such as boating and fishing. Today, Steuben County is a mix of rural and urban areas, with a strong emphasis on agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The county has preserved its historical heritage through the restoration of old buildings and the establishment of museums and historical societies.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Steuben County, New York.

  • 1789 - Steuben County is established as a county in the state of New York.
  • 1796 - Bath is chosen as the county seat.
  • 1804 - Steuben County's population reaches 3,797.
  • 1810 - The first tavern is established in Bath.
  • 1813 - The county experiences its first murder trial.
  • 1823 - The Erie Canal is completed, improving transportation and stimulating economic growth in the county.
  • 1836 - The village of Corning is incorporated.
  • 1853 - The first railroad, the New York and Erie Railroad, reaches Hornellsville in Steuben County.
  • 1892 - The New York State Soldiers' and Sailors' Home is established in Bath.
  • 1920 - The population of Steuben County reaches its peak of 132,752.
  • 1936 - The Civilian Conservation Corps opens a camp in Steuben County, providing employment during the Great Depression.
  • 1957 - The Corning Museum of Glass opens in Corning, becoming a major attraction in the region.
  • 1972 - The Steuben County Historical Society is founded.
  • 1991 - The Corning Incorporated headquarters open in the city of Corning.