Owego skyline from across the Susquehanna River

Owego from across the Susquehanna River

Owego is a village of about 4,000 people in Tioga County in the Southern Tier. The village and Town of Owego are west of Binghamton.

Owego is on the Susquehanna River where the Owego Creek flows into the Susquehanna from the north. A bridge connects the village to the Southern Tier Expressway (New York State Route 17), which is on the south side of the river. Owego is located on NY-17C, south of the junction of NY-96 and NY-38.

2009 America's Coolest Small TownsEdit

Owego was named by Budget Travel magazine's readers as THE Coolest Small Town in the United States in a poll conducted by them. Results were announced on The Early Show, April 15, 2009 with Budget Travel's editor in chief, Nina Willdorf with Harry Smith.

Interesting factsEdit

Owego is one of only twelve villages in New York still incorporated under a charter, the other villages having incorporated or re-incorporated under the provisions of Village Law.

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