Cherry Valley in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cherry Valley Museum
— Cherry Valley Massacre —
The Cherry Valley Massacre of 1778
was led by British Captain Walter Butler
and Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant
on this strategically important
Erected by Heritage New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Notable Events • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
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 First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Cherry Valley Massacre (approx. 0.4 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,326 times since then and 13 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.