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Village of Candor

The Village of Candor consists of .44 square miles within the Town and has a population of 855 according to the 2000 Census. The annual Fourth of July parade is one of Candor's biggest events. The Candor Fire Department's station hosts the annual Catatonk Woodcarver's Show where the masterfully carved "Tioga Blue" great blue heron has become the unofficial symbol of the County's quality of life.

Town of Candor

The Town of Candor consists of 94.54 square miles bordering Tompkins County to the north, the Town of Spencer to the west, the Town of Newark Valley to the east, and the Town of Tioga to the south. The 2000 Census states that the population is 5,317 and the primary industry is agriculture. In addition to the Village of Candor, there are several hamlets including Catatonk, Willseyville, Weltonville, Fairfield and Gridleyville. Like the Town of Spencer, people in the northern portion of the Town generally gravitate towards Ithaca and many are employed at Cornell University. Iron Kettle Farm on Route 96 is the Town's biggest attraction especially during the Fall harvest and Halloween season. Side Hill Acres Goat Farm and Forget-Me-Not Farm are unique agricultural businesses that are worth visiting. Turkey Trot Acres is a rustic hunting lodge famous for Friday barbecues as well as great turkey & deer hunting.

Village of Waverly

The Village of Waverly (www.waverlybarton.com) consists of 2.26 square miles within the Town and holds bragging rights as the largest village in the County with a population of 4,607. Broad Street is Waverly's Main Street USA with many historic buildings that have recently had a dramatic increase in occupancy. The Leprino Cheese Factory is Waverly and Barton's largest private employer. The plant is located half in New York and half in Pennsylvania. The plant is presently going through a major expansion and continues to provide most of the mozzarella cheese for the chain pizza restaurants on this side of the Mississippi River. The beautifully restored houses in the residential part of the Village are some of the finest in the County. The State has newly designated the Waverly Reservoir property as “Twin Rivers” State Park with river access and nearby golfing privileges.

Town of Barton

The Town of Barton (www.waverlybarton.com) consists of 59.36 square miles and is bordered by the Susquehanna River and Bradford County, Pennsylvania to the south, Chemung County to the west, the Town of Spencer to the north, and the Town of Tioga to the east. The 2000 Census states the population is 9,066 residents. Residents in this area generally gravitate towards Elmira to the west and Sayre in Pennsylvania. Much of the land in Barton outside of the Village of Waverly is rural and used for agriculture. Stateline Auto Auction located across from Town Hall on NYS Route 17C is a major distributor of new and used autos to/from car dealers throughout the Northeast. Attractions include Shepard Hills Country Club providing a challenging round of golf on a well-groomed course.

Village of Owego

The Village of Owego (www.villageofowego.com) is located within the Town and consists of a 2.5 square mile area. The Village is the County Seat of Tioga County and has a population of 3,911 according to the 2000 Census. The Village's major employers are the Tioga County Government and the Owego-Apalachin School system. The Village's central business district is showcased with a new bridge built in 2004 across the Susquehanna River leading to the 1879 Tioga County Courthouse and quaint shops along Riverow and Lake Street that offer unique gifts, arts and crafts, as well as moderately priced restaurants in the Village and along the riverfront.  Attractions include a performing arts center, a scenic railroad, home of the Tioga County Fair, the annual Strawberry Festival and a county historical museum.

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