Corning, city, Steuben County,
southern New York, on the Chemung River; incorporated as a city 1890. The city
is famous for the Corning Glass Works, which was established in 1868 and
produces a variety of glass products. It also is the site of the Corning Museum
of Glass, the Rockwell-Corning Museum, and a junior college. Settled in 1789,
Corning was named in 1837 for Erastus Corning, a New York railroad executive and
congressman. The city was badly damaged by flooding in 1972. Population 12,953
(1980); 11,938 (1990); 11,080 (1998 estimate).
Text from Microsoft Encarta
map of Corning, New York
Corning Company building
Clock Tower in Centerway Square
Baron Steuben Place
Centennial sculpture on Market street
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
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