Binghamton and Upper Susquehanna

Binghamton and Upper Susquehanna (HMNIB)

Location: Kirkwood, NY 13795 Broome County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 1.214', W 75° 46.8'

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Historic New York

The valleys of the Upper Susquehanna River were natural routes for Indians, traders and settlers. Oquaga, near Windsor, was an Indian fur-trading post, and became an objective of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. From a dam at the outlet of Otsego Lake, flood waters were released to float General James Clinton's troops down the river to join General Sullivan's forces from Pennsylvania at Tioga. They defeated the Tories and Indians at Newtown, near Elmira, and devastated the Indian settlements of western New York, thus securing this area for the United States. In 1785 an Indian treaty opened this region for settlement.

Many settlers of the Southern Tier counties of New York came from Pennsylvania. A Philadelphia merchant and landholder, William Bingham, gave his name to the city of Binghamton. In 1837 the Chenango canal connected the Erie Canal with the Pennsylvania coal regions, and in 1848 the Erie Railroad opened communication with metropolitan New York, and later through to the Great Lakes. Important manufactures have included cigars, shoes, leather goods, photographic materials and business machines.
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
Year Placed1961
Placed ByState of New York, Education Department, Department of Public Works
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 435422 N 4652316
Decimal Degrees42.02023333, -75.78000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 1.214', W 75° 46.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 1' 12.84" N, 75° 46' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)607
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2049 US-11, Kirkwood NY 13795, US
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