CUNAHUNTA

Program
NYS Historic
Subject
Event
Location
619 NYS Highway #7, Afton, NY
Lat/Long
42.214015, -75.558347
Grant Recipient
Afton Historical Society
Historic Marker

CUNAHUNTA

Inscription

CUNAHUNTA
SITE OF IROQUOIS TOWN
BURNED BY CONTINENTAL ARMY
UNDER THE COMMAND OF
COLONEL WILLIAM BUTLER
OCTOBER 9 & 10, 1778
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2017

This is the site of an Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, town which was burned by Continental Army troops commanded by Colonel William Butler. This expedition was a prelude to what is better known as the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779.