The burned-over district was the western and central regions of New York in the early 19th century, where religious revivals and the formation of new religious movements of the Second Great Awakening took place. Charles G. Finney referred to a "burnt district" to denote this area. He felt that the area had been so heavily evangelized as to have no "fuel" (unconverted population) left over to "burn" (convert). Jemima Wilkinson and her followers were part of this Great Awakening. Learn more about this amazing part of NYS during this lecture by History Center Executive Director Tricia Noel.