Cuylerville in Livingston County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Little Beard's Town
(Where the Hill is Near)
This principal village of the Senecas was destroyed in 1779 and was the farthest point reached by General John Sullivan and an army of four thousand men acting under direct orders of George Washington Commander-In-Chief.
This Campaign laid waste the Indian lands and so broke the offensive powers of the British-Tory-Indian Alliance against New York and Pennsylvania, extended the boundaries of the United States, revealed the fertile country of the Genesee and resulted in its early pioneer settlement.
Erected 1929 by State of New York and the Livingston County Historical Society.
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 year for this entry is 1779.
Location. 42° 46.604′ N, 77° 51.716′ W. Marker is in Cuylerville, New York, in Livingston CountyTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leicester NY 14481, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Routes of the Armies (here, next to this marker); The International Society of Arboriculture and the National Arborist Association (a few steps from this marker); Boyd – Parker (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyd & Parker Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This wayside shrine marks the place (about 300 feet away); National Hotel (approx. half a mile away); A-cn-do-wa-nuh (approx. 1½ miles away); Boyd-Parker (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cuylerville.
More about this marker. There is another marker commemorating the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign in general on the front of the boulder.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.