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Other Tioga County Townships
Tioga County Post Offices
Photo of Old House Between Elkland
and Osceola was taken by Joyce M. Tice
January 01, 2000
Osceola Township & Borough
in Tioga County,
Osceola Township Histories
Formed 1854 from Elkland Township
 Osceola History 1883
Osceola Biographies 1883
Osceola History 1885
Osceola History 1897
Osceola Biographies 1897
Elkland-Osceola 1976
Osceola Township Articles
1952 Osceola Depot Closed
Osceola School Destroyed by Fire
1885 Bank Robbery at Osceola
1890 - Devastating Flood at Osceola
1892 - Pioneer Life in the Cowanesque Valley
Township Postcards & Photos
Street Scenes
Post Offices
Osceola PO (1851)
Called Pindarville Before 1851
Now Zip Code 16942
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Villages Past & Present
Osceola Township Census Records
1800 Census, Tyoga Township, Lycoming County
1820 Elkland Census
1830 Elkland Census
1840 Elkland Census (Volunteer Needed)
1850 Elkland Census (FM)
1850 Elkland Census (REL)
1860 Osceola Census
1870 Osceola  Census
1880 Osceola Census
19010, 1910, 1920, 1930 Volunteers Needed
Osceola Township Directories
1899 Osceola  Directory 1908 Tioga County Directory -Osceola Borough
Township Tax Records
1812 Delmar Taxables
Osceola Township Cemetery Records
GPS coordinates are included in the top title of each cemetery page
Osceola Cemetery / Fairview 1973 (1500)    2010 (1800)    Fairview Cemetery Obituaries
Taylor Cemetery 1970s  2010   Taylor Cemetery Obituaries
Osceola Township Schools
1900 Osceola Teachers & Directors 1901 Osceola Teachers & Directors
1902 Osceola Teachers & Directors 1903 Osceola Teachers & Directors
1904 Osceola Teachers & Directors 1905 Osceola Teachers & Directors
1907 Osceola Teachers & Directors
1898 School Districts
1904 Osceola School
Briar School District Holden Brook School
Butler School District Osceola Graded School
Osceola Township Business Histories & Photos
1899 Osceola Business Directory
Hotels in Township
Osceola Township Organizations
1899 Osceola Societies 2002 Valley Community Ambulance
2002 Osceola Fire Department
Osceola Township Churches
Histories, Records, Photos
1899 Church List From Directory
Osceola Township Family Bible Records
Seeley - Kelsey Bible Records
Osceola Township Families & Individuals,
Genealogies, Photos
Descendants of Nellie Taft & Fred E, Beard
Township Resident Photo Album
Osceola Township Diaries & Letters 
1924 Elburn A. Carr musician on the U.S. S. Colorado
Population Statistics for Osceola
1887 Osceola Township = 790
1891 Osceola Borough = 883
1900 Osceola Borough = 693
County Population Statistics 1810 - 1992
From: (Kathy Sarber)
Osceola School Destroyed by Fire

The greatest fire Osceola has had for years resulted Wednesday at 12:45 when the two story wood school building burned to the ground.  The fire was discovered by Prof. Burr Hall.  Mr. Hall said he discovered smoke pouring out the cupola of the building when he sensed the first sign of the fire but did not know its origin.  It was thought to be a defective chimney. School children were returning from lunch, but had not entered the building.

The Elkland Fire Co. was called and neighbors and friends helped to remove most all the furniture from the first to the sixth grade rooms.  Also most all of the books were saved. The structure which was valued at $3000 was covered with insurance. The fire company is given the credit and also W. A. Elliott of saving the house nearby owned by Earl Croft.

Through the answer of prayer by Mrs. Mary Wisell to save the Presbyterian church and house nearby, no other damage was done.  It was said by friends that after Mrs. Wiswell’s prayer, a miracle took place and the wind which was blowing in the general direction of the two buildings turned the opposite way.

The furniture was taken and stored in the Presbyterian church and later removed to the former Children’s Home where it was believed that school would continue in that building.  This was to be taken up with Superintendent, Walter Clark and also a school board meeting which was held Wednesday evening at W. C. Croft’s officeIt was learned from Fred Seeley that the building was built in 1871 and the school was opened in the following September.

Osceola school students number to 87 with four teachers namely Prof. Burr Hall, Mrs. Ralph Cardman, Mrs. Eula Margraff and Mrs. J.J. Kyofski who each teach two grades.