Gowango, PA

Destroyed by flooding
Former railroad town south of Cornplanter Tract that was flooded for Kinzua Dam.



A former small settlement and railroad shipping point in Elk Township. It was located just south of the Cornplanter Indian Grant but on the east side of the Allegheny River. Named by the railroad when it was built, Gowango may derive from Seneca. A cable ferry was once operated here to get lumber from the Cornplanter Run area across the river to the railroad for shipment. Today Gowango is beneath the waters of the Kinzua Dam.

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2017: Updated by Brian Manville: Updated to reflect town has been flooded.