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Update on Lindley Road History

Good Evening --

 Larry Gorges discovers another little known fact about Lindley roads. Would you believe NYS Rt.13 that goes through Ithaca, etc--- once ended in Lindley -at the junction of Morgan Creek Road and what is now the Lindley Road?

Check it out on Wikipedia and by googling reference #5   (at end of the article) -there is a 1930 Pennsylvania map showing the connection. History can be interesting and fun  !!!

And thanks again, Larry for sharing this tid- bit of history.. .   Section 2.1 describes route 13's early routing.

                                       Happy Thanksgiving   2014 

From a "Penny ' Postcard "1930's Vintage " The Pierce Family

History of Lindley Road and U.S. Rt. 15

History of U.S. Rt.15 and the Lindley Road
Lindley, New York
For many years, Lindley Road was a section of U.S. Rt. 15. The New York State section of U.S. 15 started at Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania and Lindley, New York State Line. The highway followed the present Steuben County Route 115 and the Kuhl Road to the Watson Creek Road. From there, it followed along the Tioga River until it reached the Narrows or “Rocks. Then the road went north to Painted Post and ended in Rochester, New York.
Due to the proximity of the Tioga River, there were frequent floods and closing of the road. In 1953/4, U.S. Rt.15 was moved west away from the Tioga River to the present location (6/23/2013). (Relocation started at the north end of U.S. Rt.15 near the Stowell Hill Road and continued south to Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.) The abandoned section along the Tioga River from the Morgan Creek (which was relocated in 1953, also) to the Watson Creek Road was renamed Lindley Road. The road south of Watson Creek…

Lindley-Presho Historical Society Meeting

Lindley -PreshoHistorical Society Meeting The Lindley-Presho Historical Society will meet on Sunday- November 16th –at the Lindley Town Hall( next to the Lindley Post Office).from 2-4 P.M.  I will,also, be putting out some items from the Town Historian files. The program will be Sharing the History of Lindley- which was settled in 1790.  Stories,photos ,memorabilia  will be shared.  Anyone attending is encouraged to bring photos, other  items of interest pertaining to the town’s history.  The meetings are free-open to the public..   We have no dues-no officers -just a sharing of the history of the town . Photo courtesy of Dennis Abbey          Green Shingle Inn  -Lindley Hamlet during I99 construction

1939 NYC RR Schedule

100 years after first RR passed through Lindley

(Note inside of Page 2 for Lindley and Presho .)

11/7/2014    (175  years later -- 1839-2014)
and the trains continue to run from Corning /Painted Post to Wellsboro,Penna.
under the name-Tioga Central RR.  
But note -there are no longer any depots or stops in Presho or Lindley. 


From a 1911 Postcard