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Cherry Valley in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cherry Valley Museum

 

Cherry Valley Massacre

 
Cherry Valley Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 19, 2008
1. Cherry Valley Museum Marker
Inscription.  
The Cherry Valley Massacre of 1778
was led by British Captain Walter Butler
and Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant
on this strategically important
frontier settlement.
 
Erected by Heritage New York.
 
Location. 42° 47.85′ N, 74° 45.07′ W. Marker is in Cherry Valley, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 166) and Wall Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Main Street, Cherry Valley NY 13320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Cherry Valley Museum (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Cherry Valley Museum (here, next to this marker); Limestone Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Cherry Valley Massacre (approx. 0.4
Cherry Valley Museum & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 18, 2008
2. Cherry Valley Museum & Marker
Throughout much of the 19th Century, the White-Phelon-Stuliff House, named for the three families who lived there since it was built in 1832, was a popular place for travelers to spend the night on their way west or on their return from the east. The building is now home to the Cherry Valley Historical Society.
miles away); Colonel Alden Felled (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lieutenant Wormuth Killed (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherry Valley.
 
Regarding Cherry Valley Museum. Once a stop on the major route west for 18th and 19th century Americans as well as native Americans before them, Cherry Valley is now a quiet and charming village cut off from the hustle and bustle of city life. Cherry Valley's sometimes dark history can be examined at the Cherry Valley Historical Society, where the entire building is filled with exhibits, artifacts, and genealogy, including a diorama that tells the story of the Cherry Valley Massacre of November 11, 1778. The massacre, headed by Loyalist Walter Butler, Seneca Warrior Little Beard, and Mohawk leader Joseph Brandt, was clearly the most traumatic event in Cherry Valley history.
 
Also see . . .  Cherry Valley Museum. (Submitted on January 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Additional keywords. Burning of The Valleys
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Cherry Valley Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, September 19, 2015
3. Cherry Valley Museum Marker
<i>Another</i> Cherry Valley Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 18, 2008
4. Another Cherry Valley Museum Marker

Cherry Valley Museum
Built 1815 - 1832
by Joseph Phelan
Given to the Cherry Valley Histoirical Associaton
in 1959 by Mrs. Walter Luttiff
C.V.C.C.

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The White-Phelon-Stuliff House on Main Street in Cherry Valley, New York image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 18, 2008
5. The White-Phelon-Stuliff House on Main Street in Cherry Valley, New York
Cherry Valley image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 18, 2008
6. Cherry Valley
The view of US Route 20 near Cherry Valley, New York.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,177 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on March 8, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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