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Owego (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Owego is a town in Tioga County, New York, USA. The population was 20,365 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from the Iroquois word Ahwaga, meaning where the valley widens. The Town of Owego is in the southeast corner of the county.
The town was first settled around 1786. The original town of Owego was created at the time Tioga County was formed in 1791. This original town was reduced by formation of later towns in the county. The town's name is a derivative of the Iroquois word Ahwaga, This name came from the vast floods that run into the valley when the winter snows melt, which cause several deaths a year. The current Town of Owego was formed as the Town of Tioga in 1800 from the Town of Union.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 273.9 square kilometers. 269.8 square kilometers of it is land and 4.1 square kilometers of it is water. The east town line is the border of Broome County, New York and the south town line is the border of Pennsylvania. Owego is in the Southern Tier of New York.
Owego is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in New York worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of New York.

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