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Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

War in Schoharie County

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 15, 2013
1. War in Schoharie Marker
Inscription. During the American Revolution the large wheat farms of the Schoharie Valley supplied the Continental Army, so they were a frequent target of British-allied Loyalists and Iroquois raiding parties.
After a Loyalist uprising at the Flockey in 1777, the German Reformed Church at Foxestown (now Schoharie) was fortified with a stockade and blockhouses to become Lower Fort. Middle and Upper Forts were constructed around houses further upstream. These forts were manned by Continental troops, militia and state levies.
In October 1780, Sir John Johnson led the largest of the British raids through the region. Over 700 troops ravaged the valley, destroying 74 houses, 77 barns, four mills and nearly the entire harvest in a single day. Middle Fort survived an attack, as did the Lower (Old Stone) Fort, which sustained cannon damage still visible today.
The raiders continued north to the Mohawk River and then turned west, burning everything in their path for the next two days. Finally New York militia and levies drove them off after battles at Stone Arabia and Klock's Field.

"The settlement of Schoharie [alone] would have delivered 80,000 Bushels of Grain but that fine district is now totally destroyed."
General George Washington to Congress, November 7, 1780
 
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War in Schoharie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 15, 2013
2. War in Schoharie Marker
The marker is beside the sidewalk leading to the entrance to the Old Stone Fort Museum.
Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor & NBT Bank.
 
Location. 42° 40.631′ N, 74° 18.106′ W. Marker is in Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Fort Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Fort Road, Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (here, next to this marker); Old Stone Fort Museum (a few steps from this marker); David Williams Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Stone Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swarts Tavern (approx. mile away); George Mann Tory Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob Snyder House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Throop Drug Store (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Schoharie.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. (Submitted on November 26, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Old Stone Fort
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
War in Schoharie Marker at the Old Stone Fort image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 12, 2013
3. War in Schoharie Marker at the Old Stone Fort
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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