Near Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
,br> By 1723, New York's colonial Governor, William Burnet, secured 24 miles of land on both sides of the Mohawk River west of the Little falls for the Palatines. Johan Jost Herkimer was among the original settlers. He began farming, trading in furs, and buying and transporting supplies under contract to the British forts to the west. By the mid-18th century, Jost Herkimer had become one of the principal leaders of the Palatine community and had acquired more than 5,000 acres around the Little Falls, including the south portage road (today's Route 5S).
Location. 43° 1.723′ N, 74° 48.935′ 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 historical marker is located on the grounds
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); From This Point (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bateau (about 300 feet away); In Memory of the Men (about 600 feet away); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (about 600 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (about 600 feet away); Nicholas Herkimer (about 600 feet away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Little Falls.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
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