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Horseheads in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Horseheads

 
 
Horseheads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
1. Horseheads Marker
Inscription.
In 1779 near this spot
General John Sullivan
mercifully disposed of his pack horses
worn out by faithful service
in the campaign against the
Six Nations of the Iroquois.
——————
The first white settlers entering
this valley in 1789 found the bleached skulls
and named the place
Horseheads

 
Location. 42° 10.05′ N, 76° 49.25′ W. Marker is in Horseheads, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on Hanover Square, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Hanover Square, Horseheads NY 14845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Horseheads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chemung Canal Feeder (about 500 feet away); Zim Bandstand (approx. 0.2 miles away); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eldridge Park (approx. 3.6 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 3.9 miles away); Woodlawn National Cemetery
Horseheads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
2. Horseheads Marker
(approx. 3.9 miles away); The Gettysburg Address (approx. 3.9 miles away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Horseheads.
 
Categories. AnimalsNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Horseheads Marker<br>First National Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
3. Horseheads Marker
First National Bank Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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