“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Corning in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


(“Stone Upon Stone”)

— 900 Yards East →   —

Achsinessink Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
1. Achsinessink Marker
Inscription.  Delaware Indian town—1750’s–1764. Site of 1760 Indian conference with Moravian agents, Christian F. Post and John Hays about the “forbidden path.”
Erected 1990 by Chemung Canal Trust – J. Baer, B.S.A. – the City of Corning.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1764.
Location. 42° 8.876′ N, 77° 3.2′ W. Marker is in Corning, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Way (New York State Route 414) and Corning Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Center Way. It is beside the walkway between the old Centerway Bridge and the Corning Museum of Glass in front of the YMCA. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 Center Way, Corning NY 14830, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centerway Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); At This Location an Alliance of Prosperity was Formed (approx. ¼ mile away); “Little Joe” Thermometer Draw Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Market Street Historic District
Achsinessink Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 12, 2014
2. Achsinessink Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Concert Hall Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); Galvin and Haines Insurance (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brown's Cigar Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Southern Tier Roller Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corning.
More about this marker. Marker points east.
Regarding Achsinessink. The path west from the village was known as “the forbidden trail” because Europeans were prohibited from using it. Achsinessink village was destroyed by British and Iroquois forces in 1764. The natural stone formations resembling stacked stones were destroyed first by railroad construction in the late 19th century and finished off by highway building in the late 20th century.
Also see . . .  The Forbidden Trail. 1991 Article by Alfred G. Hilbert in The Crooked Lake Review. “However, to the Indian in a hurry westward, there was a short cut, a much faster route between Tioga Point and Olean. It was a secret trail and was known as the Forbidden Trail, and then later as the Andaste Trail. Its exact route has been the subject of much controversy among historians, and the material for several
Achsinessink location image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 30, 2019
3. Achsinessink location
900 yards east of the marker at the end of the street, railroad tracks and a whole lot of nothing.
books.” (Submitted on December 4, 2014.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on December 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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