Introduction to Sayre, Pennsylvania
Charles Anthony, James Fritcher, and Howard Elmer purchased land in the Pine Plains area in May, 1870. They established a community, and convinced Robert Asa Packer to construct a railroad repair facility for the Lehigh Valley Railroad in the area. The President of the Pennsylvania & New York Railroad, Robert Heysham Sayre, helped the settlers seal the deal. The community was named "Sayre" in his honor. It was officially incorporated on January 27, 1891. In 1904, locomotive yards were built in Sayre, which became the second largest yard in the world. The railroad operated in the town till 1976.
Sayre and Nearby Attractions
- Bradford County Historical Society Museum
- French Azilum Historic Site
- National Soaring Museum
- Ross Park Zoo
- Mount Pisgah State Park
Things To Do In Sayre
The French Azilum Historic Site is situated on the area where a planned French community was established in 1793. However, none of the original 50 buildings survive to this day. The National Warplane Museum specializes in the restoration and flying of various aircrafts used during World War II, while the National Soaring Museum features collections of sailplanes. European and American art from the 17th through the 20th century can be viewed at the Arnot Art Museum. The Bradford County Historical Society Museum houses artifacts reflecting the historical and cultural background of the area. Opportunities to play golf are available at the golf course in Mark Twain State Park. Mount Pisgah State Park, situated on Mill Creek, offers amenities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Another popular place to visit is the Ross Park Zoo.
Air transportation is available from Elmira/ Corning Regional Airport.
Sayre Higher Education
Colleges close to Sayre are Elmira College, Corning Community College, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and SUNY Binghamton.