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Near Wellsburg in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Ridge

 
 
This Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. This Ridge Marker
Inscription.
This Ridge
fortified by the British
formed the south line
of defense
August 29, 1779

 
Erected 1929 by New York State.
 
Location. 42° 1.63′ N, 76° 43.292′ W. Marker is near Wellsburg, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on Lowman Crossover just south of Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at a commuter parking area, just off Exit 58 from the Southern Tier Expressway (I-86). Marker is in this post office area: Lowman NY 14861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newtown Battlefield (approx. 0.2 miles away); Line of Rude Breastworks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Line Occupied - Rifle Corps (approx. mile away); Knoll Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Newtown (approx. 1.1 miles away); Divided Peoples (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Battle of Newtown (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fire on the Frontier - 1778 (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Sullivan Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Newtown Battlefield State Park (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Chemung Valley Living History Center. The center preserves
This Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
2. This Ridge Marker
and interprets part of the Newtown battlefield. (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
This Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
3. This Ridge Marker
This Ridge Marker<br>Looking South Along Lowman Crossover image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
4. This Ridge Marker
Looking South Along Lowman Crossover
This Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
5. This Ridge Marker
East End of the Ridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
6. East End of the Ridge
Also noted as the "hog back" on some maps.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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