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Revolution in the Mohawk Valley

Herkimer Home State Historic Site

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
1. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
Inscription. During the American Revolution, almost half of the military actions in New York State occurred along the strategic corridor of the Mohawk Valley. In 1777 British, Native American and Loyalist battalions attacked from the west and north. Defeats at Fort Stanwix and elsewhere forced a British surrender at Saratoga, the war's turning point.

The bloodshed at Oriskany in 1777 was one of many encounters between former neighbors on the battlefield. In this region the Revolution was a civil war that divided families and communities, both European and Native American. Many stayed loyal to the British King and were forced to move, forfeiting their property. The remainder took up arms or struggled to remain neutral.

For seven long years enemy raids terrorized the Mohawk Valley, periodically burning the fertile farms of this "bread basket" of New York. By 1783, the region had been reduced to little more than fortified homesteads, militia posts and abandoned fields.

Explore the many sides of America's revolution for independence. Visit the Revolutionary War Heritage Trail sites of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor.

[Revolutionary War Heritage Sites by Regions]:

Western Region
1. Shako:wi Oneida Cultural Center, Oneida
2. Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome
3.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
2. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, Oriskany
4. Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, Remsen
5. Oneida County Historical Society, Utica
6. Herkimer County Historical Society, Herkimer
7. Fort Herkimer Church, German Flatts
8. Herkimer Home State Historic Site, Little Falls
9. Indian Castle Church, Danube

Central Region
10. Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville
11. Nellis Tavern, St. Johnsville 12. Fort Klock, St. Johnsville 13. Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plain
14. Palatine Church, Town of Palatine
15. Stone Arabia Preservation Society, Stone Arabia
16. Van Alstyne Homestead, Canajoharie
17. Cherry Valley Museum, Cherry Valley
18. Johnstown: Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Battle of Johnstown, Drumm House, Tryon County Courthouse, Fort Johnstown
19. Montgomery Co. History & Archives, Fonda
20. Old Fort Johnson, Fort Johnson
21. Guy Park, Amsterdam
22. Old Stone Fort Museum, Schoharie
23. Palatine House, Schoharie
24. Battle of Flockey, Fultonham

Eastern Region
25. Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction
26. Schenectady Stockade, Schenectady
27. Philip Schuyler Country House, Schuylerville
28. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
29. Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes
30. Crailo State Historic
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
3. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
A close-up view of the map on the historical marker, showing where this historical marker is located on the Mohawk Valley Heritage Tour Route.
Site, Rensselaer
31. Albany: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Ten Broeck Mansion

 
Erected by Heritage New York. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 43° 1.65′ N, 74° 49.037′ W. Marker is near Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 169 east of General Herkimer Road. Click for map. This historic marker is located in the Herkimer Home State Park, on a traffic island at the eastern edge of the parking lot, near where the footpath that leads to the park visitor center and the Herkimer Homestead begins. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 State Route 169, Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicholas Herkimer (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Nicholas Herkimer (within shouting distance of this marker); From This Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (about 500 feet away); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (about 500 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer (about 500 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Also see . . .
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
4. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
View of the historical marker, looking east towards the park's visitor center.
 Revolutionary War - New York State Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation. This is a link to information provided by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on June 17, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
5. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
View of the historical marker, situated on a traffic island in the parking lot, looking east towards the park's flagpole and the "General Herkimer, 40 Mile March" monument located at the base of the flagpole, and the walkway that leads to the park's visitor center.
Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
6. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
View looking south of the historical marker, situated on a traffic island, in the parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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