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National Register Listing: In 2002 through the efforts of the Cemetery Commission members in anticipation of Evergreen’s 150th anniversary) Evergreen Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The statement of significance (excerpted from the National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form) says: “Evergreen Cemetery is an integral part of the community of Owego, allowing open access to its landscape by all residents… The historical record of Owego's residents contained within the boundaries of Evergreen Cemetery is an essential and irreplaceable part of the village's heritage. For the future of Owego residents, it is essential that it be maintained as a spiritual, historical, architectural and recreational resource. … There are many cemeteries in Tioga County, but none is as large, or can compare with the landscape design or with the number of notable graves as Evergreen. …”

An Evergreen Companion will enrich your visit to Owego’s historic cemetery with 296 photographs and maps and more than 140 brief biographies of the permanent residents. Many visitors have found, while touring Evergreen, as designed, an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a park-like setting for strolling, jogging, and picnicking while enjoying some of the best views in New York's Southern Tier and the Susquehanna Valley. Buy the book for $19.99 at the Riverow Bookstore or TCHS Museum in Owego or on (click here). All revenue received goes to Friends’ Evergreen improvement project.



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