“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Corning in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


(“Stone Upon Stone”)


—900 Yards East →   —

Achsinessink Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
1. Achsinessink Marker
Inscription. Delaware Indian town—1750’s–1764. Site of 1760 Indian conference with Moravian agents, Christian F. Post and John Hays about the “forbidden path.”
Erected 1990 by Chemung Canal Trust – J. Baer, B.S.A. – the City of Corning.
Location. 42° 8.876′ N, 77° 3.2′ W. Marker is in Corning, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Way (New York State Route 414) and Corning Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Center Way. Click for map. It is beside the walkway between the old Centerway Bridge and the Corning Museum of Glass in front of the YMCA. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 Center Way, Corning NY 14830, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. At This Location an Alliance of Prosperity was Formed (approx. ¼ mile away); Market Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Concert Hall Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); Galvin and Haines Insurance (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Southern Tier Roller Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ecker Drug Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Corning (approx. 0.4 miles away); Erie Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Corning.
More about this marker.
Achsinessink Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
2. Achsinessink Marker
Marker points east.
Regarding Achsinessink. The path west from the village was known as “the forbidden trail” because Europeans were prohibited from using it. Achsinessink village was destroyed by British and Iroquois forces in 1764. The natural stone formations resembling stacked stones were destroyed first by railroad construction in the late 19th century and finished off by highway building in the late 20th century.
Also see . . .  The Forbidden Trail. 1991 Article by Alfred G. Hilbert in The Crooked Lake Review. “However, to the Indian in a hurry westward, there was a short cut, a much faster route between Tioga Point and Olean. It was a secret trail and was known as the Forbidden Trail, and then later as the Andaste Trail. Its exact route has been the subject of much controversy among historians, and the material for several books.” (Submitted on December 4, 2014.) 
Categories. Colonial EraNative Americans
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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