Middleburg in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Middle Fort
This Boulder Marks
The Site East of Which
Stood "The Middle Fort"
(Fort Defiance) One Of
The Bulwarks Of Defence
Of The Settlers Of The
Schoharie Valley During
The Revolutionary Period
Erected By Schoharie Chapter
Daughters Of The American Revolution
Erected 1921 by Schoharie Chapter, Daughters Of The American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 42° 36.318′ N, 74° 20.246′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Middle Fort Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is the shade of the trees on the lawn directly north of the Middleburg Reformed Church. Marker is in this post office area: Middleburgh NY 12122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Site of Middle Fort (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weiser's Dorf 1st Reformed Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Hon. Jonathan Danforth Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burial Place (approx. 1.4 miles away); Indian Village (approx. 1½ miles away); Smoke Generator (approx. 1.6 miles away); Vroman's Land (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Regarding Site of Middle Fort. The Middle Fort - "About one-half mile east of the railroad depot, and a few rods to the left of the railway, as you approach Middleburg, stands the stone kitchen of the house of Johannes Becker, a "well-to-do" man at the time of the Revolution. Owing to its size and strength, and perhaps the interest felt by the proprietor, this building was selected as the "citadel " of the " Middle Fort " and which, tradition tells us, was enclosed, with two or three acres of land, by a stockade. Within the stockade, and around the Becker Mansion, were erected temporary barracks and dwellings for the troops sent from abroad to assist the home guards, and for the accommodation of the families living in the vicinity, during an expected invasion. Nothing remains of the Middle Fort today but a little stone kitchen.
Also see . . . Middle Fort (Fort Defiance). (Submitted on December 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.