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Near Corbettsville in Broome County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Binghamton and Upper Susquehanna

Historic New York

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Photographed By Deb Hartshorn, August 20, 2010
1. Historic New York Marker
Inscription.  The valleys of the Upper Susquehanna River were natural routes for Indians, traders and settlers. Oquaga, near Windsor, was an Indian fur-trading post, and became an objective of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. From a dam at the outlet of Otsego Lake, flood waters were released to float General James Clinton's troops down the river to join General Sullivan's forces from Pennsylvania at Tioga. They defeated the Tories and Indians at Newtown, near Elmira, and devastated the Indian settlements of western New York, thus securing this area for the United States. In 1785 an Indian treaty opened this region for settlement.

Many settlers of the Southern Tier counties of New York came from Pennsylvania. A Philadelphia merchant and landholder, William Bingham, gave his name to the city of Binghamton. In 1837 the Chenango canal connected the Erie Canal with the Pennsylvania coal regions, and in 1848 the Erie Railroad opened communication with metropolitan New York, and later through to the Great Lakes. Important manufactures have included cigars, shoes, leather goods, photographic materials and business machines.
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1961 by State of New York, Education Department, Department of Public Works.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Chenango Canal, and the Historic New York State series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 42° 1.214′ N, 75° 46.8′ W. Marker is near Corbettsville, New York, in Broome County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 81 at milepost 1. Marker is located at the New York Welcome Center (Northbound), 5 miles north of Hallstead, Pennsylvania. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corbettsville NY 13749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pennsylvania (approx. 2.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Citizen Soldiers from Bravo Company, First Battalion, One Hundred and Ninth Mechanized Infantry (approx. 3 miles away in Pennsylvania); "Lokies" boost coal production ... (approx. 3 miles away in Pennsylvania); Joseph Smith (approx. 4.3 miles away in Pennsylvania); 19th Century Hawleyton (approx. 7 miles away); New York State Inebriate Asylum (approx. 7.4 miles away); Windsor (approx. 8.2 miles away).
Historic New York Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Deb Hartshorn, August 20, 2010
2. Historic New York Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,463 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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