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

Newtown

 
 
Newtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 25, 2011
1. Newtown Marker
Inscription.
So named by General Sullivan
occupied by British and Indians
Destroyed by General Sullivan,
August 30, 1779

 
Erected 1947 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 2.324′ N, 76° 44.144′ W. Marker is near Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker can be reached from Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86) one mile west of Lowman Crossover, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Divided Peoples (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Newtown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fire on the Frontier - 1778 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sullivan Campaign (approx. 0.4 miles away); Newtown Battlefield State Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major General John Sullivan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flagstaffs - Newtown Battlefield (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Newtown (approx. half a mile away); Newtown Battlefield Reservation (approx. half a mile away); A Civil Rights Victory (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Elmira.
 
More about this marker.
Newtown Marker<br>Current Location Near Entrance to Newtown Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
2. Newtown Marker
Current Location Near Entrance to Newtown Battlefield State Park
The marker was originally located on the shoulder of the westbound lanes of US-17. In June 2011, the marker stands in a construction zone as the highway is improved and upgraded to the future Interstate 86. The marker is viewable from the new local road paralleling US-17/I-86 at present.
The marker is just west of the unincorporated hamlet of Lowman.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chemung Valley Living History Center - The Battle of Newtown. The mighty Continental Army held the ground at Newtown. The Native and Loyalist forces turned and fled. The Expedition itself has been called a "well-executed failure." (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. The 1779 Sullivan Campaign: A Little-Known Offensive Strategic To The War Breaks The Indian Nations. The 1779 Sullivan Campaign emerged as one of the larger of the Continental Army's offensives during the American Revolution, yet remains relatively unknown.1 It was an act of reprisal to break the Iroquois Confederation, a Native American political and military alliance that included the Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk, Onondaga, 0neida, and Tuscarora tribes. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Newtown Marker<br>Current Location Near Entrance to Newtown Battlefield State Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
3. Newtown Marker
Current Location Near Entrance to Newtown Battlefield State Park
Wide view of the Newtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 25, 2011
4. Wide view of the Newtown Marker
The marker remains among construction activity on the future Interstate 86.
Newtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 19, 2013
5. Newtown Marker
Marker was moved since originally posted. It is now on County Route 60 in front of the entrance to the Newtown Battlefield Reservation on the left in the photo.
Newtown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, July 19, 2013
6. Newtown Marker
Taken looking west on County Road 60.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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