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

Horseheads

 

—New York —

 
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By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
1. Horseheads Marker
Inscription.
On September 24, 1779, General Sullivan's military park horses, returning through the valley from their 450 mile journey, had reached the end of their endurance. The General was compelled to dispose of these partners in the cause of American freedom.

A few years later, the skulls of the horses were placed along the trail in defiant fashion by a few returning Native Americans. The location, first known as "The Valley of the Horse Heads" was later changed to Horseheads, NY.

Horseheads is the only community in the United States dedicated to the service of the American Military Horse.

Dedicated May 18, 2013
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 42° 10′ N, 76° 49.217′ W. Marker is in Horseheads, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 South Main Street, 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); Zim Bandstand (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chemung Canal Feeder (approx.
Horseheads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
2. Horseheads Marker
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 (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Gettysburg Address (approx. 3.9 miles away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Horseheads.
 
Also see . . .
1. Horseheads, New York. Horseheads is a town in Chemung County, New York, United States. The population was 19,485 at the 2010 census. The name of the town is derived from the number of bleached horses' skulls once found there. (Submitted on November 8, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Horseheads Timeline 1776-1963. (Submitted on November 8, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. AnimalsNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Horseheads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
3. Horseheads Marker
Horseheads Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
4. Horseheads Statue
Horseheads Marker and Statue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
5. Horseheads Marker and Statue
Horseheads Marker<br>Looking North Along South Main Towards Downtown (Hanover Square) image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
6. Horseheads Marker
Looking North Along South Main Towards Downtown (Hanover Square)
Horseheads Marker<br>Horseheads Police Department image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 21, 2015
7. Horseheads Marker
Horseheads Police Department
 
 
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 179 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on November 8, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 8, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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