Fultonville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Herkimer Home - 1764
Three miles east of Little Falls on Route 5-S
—Historic New York —
General Nicholas Herkimer (1728–1777), one of the first American-born generation of the Palatine Germans who settled the Mohawk Valley, leading farmer-trader of the Valley, and hero of the Battle of Oriskany, built Herkimer Home in 1764. As Brigadier General of the Tryon County Militia, Herkimer commanded the American forces who marched to the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome) when the fort was besieged during the three-pronged British invasion of New York in 1777.
At Oriskany, August 6, 1777, British regulars and Indians ambushed Herkimer’s troops. The General was wounded and died ten days later. He lies buried beside the homestead.
Erected 1961 by Education Department & Department of Public Works.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 56.582′ N, 74° 23.867′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Thruway (Interstate 90 at milepost 184), on the right. Click for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mohawk Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mohawk Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Volkert Veeder (approx. half a mile away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caughnawaga (approx. 0.8 miles away); Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fultonville.
Also see . . . Herkimer Home. Scroll down for historic information about the Herkimer Family and Gen. Herkimer and the Battle of Oriskany. (Submitted on December 17, 2007.)
Additional keywords. Mohawk Valley Oriskany Stanwix Herkimer
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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