Photo: Alexander Eustace House, ca. 1886, 401 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Photographed by user:DMadeo (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed July, 2013.
The Chemung County Courthouse is located at 203 Lake Street, Elmira NY 14901; phone: 607‑737‑2912.
Early white settlers began inhabiting the area around 1790. The county was form from Tioga County in 1836; in 1854. The Chemung River (a tributary of the Susquehanna) flows through the southern part of the county.
The county is home to four historic districts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.