Newtown Battlefield State Park
Located in Elmira, New York, Newtown Battlefield State Park preserves one of the last battles in the Sullivan Campaign, the drive ordered by George Washington to remove the mostly pro-British Iroquois nations from the New York frontier and end the threat they posed. Actual battlefield casualties were light on either side, but the American victory here allowed the Continentals to destroy three more villages before returning home, their mission completed.
Today, park visitors can learn more about the battle and the area’s history with a driving tour produced by the Chemung County Historical Society. In addition, they can view a stone monument erected during the park’s centennial on August 29, 1879, and a granite monument erected in 1912, commemorating the battle. The park also has facilities to rent a campsite or cabins, several of which were created and developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.