Near Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Newtown Battlefield State Park
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
The climactic battle of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign occurred here as approximately 5,000 soldiers defeated a British force of Native Americans, Loyalists, and regulars.
Erected by Heritage New York.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 1779.
Location. 42° 2.67′ N, 76° 43.965′ W. Marker is near Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on Newtown Reservation Road. Located at Newtown Battlefield Reservation State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sullivan Campaign (here, next to this marker); Fire on the Frontier - 1778 (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Newtown (a few steps from this marker); Divided Peoples (a few steps from this marker); Major General John Sullivan (within shouting distance of Flagstaffs - Newtown Battlefield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Battle of Newtown (about 400 feet away); Newtown Battlefield Reservation (about 500 feet away); A Civil Rights Victory (about 700 feet away); Newtown (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
More about this marker. The marker displays a map of New York with red stars at points designated as Revolutionary War Heritage Trail sites.
Also see . . .
1. Chemung Valley Living History Center. The center preserves and interprets part of the Newtown battlefield. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Newtown Battlefield State Park. NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website entry:
The park, like many others in New York, were recently faced with closure or reduced access because of budget cutbacks. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 3. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on November 6, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. 5. submitted on July 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.