Friday, January 30, 2009
A little background on our community.
In 2010,Lindley will celebrate 220 years of existence. In 1790, founder Eleazer Lindsley with a group of about 40 friends and members of his family left the security of homes in New Jersey to journey about 250 miles by land and water to start new homes in a wilderness on the Tioga River in New York State near the Pennsylvania State Line. The settlement continued to grow and descendants of these first families still reside in the area.
The Town of Lindley is 6 miles square and is divided by the Tioga River and U.S. Rt. 15. It has two hamlets-Lindley and Presho. Lindley hamlet is in the southern part of the town- two miles north of the Pennsylvania line .The Lindley Post Office, Town Hall, Community Church and several businesses are located here. In the northern part is Presho. Originally called Erwin Center, the name was changed in 1888 to honor a resident, Thomas Presho. The Lindley-Presho Elementary School, the Methodist Church and Little League ball fields are located here. Currently, State Line Camping is in the process of moving from the Lindley location to Presho. This is necessitated by the construction of the new U.S. Rt. 15-(I 99)-highway project. So as in the past, Lindley is experiencing changes which will affect our history.
The copies of the old postcards and 1964 Directory of Town Officials are just a sample of the type of information to be presented. There is a means by which readers may make comments and contributions to the blog. Hopefully, some will send copies of photos, stories, memories, etc they consider of historical interest to be shared with other viewers. Copies of blog pages will be added to the Town of Lindley Historian files for posterity.
As historians are fond of saying-“ We need to know where we have been to know where we are going”- or something to that effect.
Enjoy the blog !!!!
Catherine M. (Kitty) Pierce
Town of Lindley Historian
Monday, January 26, 2009
If anyone has information on this store or the other businesses located in this vicinity let us know.
Mark your calendar's - don't miss the February 26th meeting!
Friday, January 23, 2009
The Lindley listing in this booklet are:
Supervisor - Herbert Abbey LA-38812
Town Clerk - Frank Hakes LA-38858
Tax Collector - Frank Hakes Lindley
Super of Highways - Gerald Davis RD2 Corning
Assessors - Tracy Rumsey RD1 Painted Post, Percy King RD2 Corning, Rodney Rouse RD1 Painted Post
Justice of the Peace - Gary Fisk RD1 Lindley, Elroy Young RD1 Lindley
Councilmen - Clarence Brandt (correct spelling Brant) Box 203 Lindley, Wendell Bronson Lindley
Constable - Truman Gigee Lindley
Friday, January 16, 2009
Note the denuded hills from lumbering days. The barn in foreground is about where Stateline Camping is now located. Shed in back of Church would be for horses