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Swarts Tavern

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 1, 2007
1. Swarts Tavern Marker
Inscription.
Erected about 1772
Duel Between Philip
Schuyler 2d and Josiah
Clark Fought Back Of
Building in 1820

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 40.446′ N, 74° 18.29′ W. Marker is in Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on North Main Street (New York State Route 30), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 Main Street, Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Stone Fort Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); War in Schoharie County (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); David Williams Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone Church Parsonage (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Mann Tory Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Jacob Snyder House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Throop Drug Store (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Schoharie.
 
Regarding Swarts Tavern.
Swarts Tavern

The "Old Stone House" Was built about 1772 and used for many years as a tavern. During Sir John Johnson’s second raid on the Schoharie
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2007
2. Swarts Tavern & Swarts Tavern Marker
and Mohawk Valleys the building was set on fire by Indians on October 17, 1780 while the family was in the safety of the Old Stone Fort located a short way away. Patriot Soldiers put out the fire. Building later owned 1803 by Peter P. Snyder and in 1833 by Lodowich Fries

Swarts Tavern is now a private residence located at 455 Main Street(NY30)in the Village of Schoharie, NY.

Philip Schuyler 2nd was the grandson of Revolutionary War General Philip J. Schuyler.

Here was the scene of Schoharie County’s only duel, fought between Philip Schuyler 2nd (who was the grandson of Revolutionary War General Philip J. Schuyler) and his neighbor Josiah Clark. In the bar room, a quarrel ended in Clark's challenge and Schuyler named rifles and demanded immediate satisfaction on the flats in the rear of the Tavern. Seconds (trusted representatives from each party of the duel) were chosen, rifles carefully examined and loaded for their deadly work and the party repaired to the flats. It is said both were in an alcoholic haze but upon the order to fire, both rifles blazed forth and Clark fell to earth and his friends rushed to his side. Badly frightened by the sight, Schuyler fled to the Tavern, and Clark soon revived, not a mark could be found upon him and it appears that he had collapsed from fright. In later years it leaked out that the seconds had carefully refrained
Swarts Tavern Marker - North Main Street, Schoharie, NY image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 29, 2008
3. Swarts Tavern Marker - North Main Street, Schoharie, NY
from loading the rifles with anything other than plenty of powder and well rammed hornet's nest wadding.
 
Additional keywords. Johnson Brant Tory Schuyler Clark Duel General Philip J. Schuyler General Philip Schuyler General Schuyler
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2007
4. Swarts Tavern
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 29, 2008
5. Swarts Tavern
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 21, 2007
6. Plaque on the Swarts Tavern

"Old Stone House"
— • —
Built About 1772 and used for many
Years as a Tavern
Set on Fire by Indians
Oct. 17, 1780 While Family Was
In the Old Stone Fort
Patriot Soldiers put out the Fire
Owned 1803 by Peter P. Snyder
And 1833 by Lodowich Fries
• • •
Erected by State of New York 1933
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Historic American Building Survey
7. Swarts Tavern & Marker
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O'Connor Collection
8. Swarts Tavern Post Card
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 4, 2013
9. Swarts Tavern
 
 
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