Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion

 
 
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
1. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker
Inscription. Featured Text on Marker:

Peace following the French and Indian War (1756-1763) provided security on the frontier, and in 1764, Nicholas Herkimer constructed the Georgian style mansion you see here. The house remained in the Herkimer family until 1814. It then passed through a succession of owners who considerably altered it inside and out. When the State of New York purchased the property in 1913, the mansion was in very poor condition. The first restoration activities were undertaken in 1914-1915. In the 1960s, efforts were made to return the structure to its 18th-century style, which resulted in the historic house's present-day appearance.

Contemporary Source Text on Marker:

... we arrived at Mr. Horskyman's house which is pleasantly situated on a rising ground above a most beautiful farm which extends on fine flat to the river.
A British officer describing the property
 
Location. 43° 1.687′ N, 74° 48.949′ W. Marker is near Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from State Route 169 (New York State Route 169) east of General Herkimer Road. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Herkimer Home State Historic Site, directly
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
2. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker
View of the historical marker situated slightly behind the north side of the Herkimer house.
behind the Herkimer house, and slightly down on the slope of Mohawk River valley flood plain. 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. From This Point (a few steps from this marker); The Bateau (within shouting distance of this marker); The Palatines (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Men (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (about 400 feet away); Nicholas Herkimer (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian
 
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
3. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker
A close-up view of a c. 1900 photograph of the house that is displayed on the historical marker.
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
4. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker
A close-up view of an 1895 watercolor of the house and a 1920 photograph of the house.
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
5. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker
View of the northeast sides of the Herkimer house.
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
6. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker
View of the southeast sides of the Herkimer house.
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
7. General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion Marker
View of the south side of the Herkimer house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement