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Afton in Chenango County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River

 
 
About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Scott J. Payne, October 23, 2015
1. About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker
Inscription.  About two miles down The Susquehanna River on an island and adjacent shores was the camp site of the army of General James Clinton on the night of August 13, 1779. The site of Afton was occupied by the Indian village of Conihunto Destroyed by a force under Captain William Gray in October 1778
 
Erected 1929 by The State of New York.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, 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° 13.742′ N, 75° 31.531′ W. Marker is in Afton, New York, in Chenango County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Afton NY 13730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Mormon House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cunahunta (approx. 1.8 miles away); Unadilla Region (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church
About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Scott J. Payne, October 23, 2015
2. About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker
Looking west down the Susquehanna River.
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(approx. 5 miles away); Bainbridge, New York (approx. 5 miles away); Bainbridge New York Civil War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); Bainbridge New York 20th Century Wars Memorial (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Afton.
 
More about this marker. The Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton marker is mounted on the opposite side of this monument.
 
About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Scott J. Payne, October 23, 2015
3. About Two Miles Down The Susquehanna River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 27, 2023