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Athens Township History

For years before the Revolutionary war Athens, or Tioga Point, was a great resort of the Indians of the six nations. The British and Indians met and planned the expedition against Wyoming in 1778 here. In that same year John Secord was the first white settler. General Sullivan, in 1779, made Tioga Point the base of his operations against the Indians.

Although Bradford County didn't receive its charter until 1812, Athens Township officially received its charter and was formed in 1797.

A post office was established in Athens in 1800. In 1870, the population of the township was 2,256, according to census data. Today 5,198 people live in the Township