Near Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion
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. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the grounds of the Herkimer Home State Historic Site, directly
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, French and Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.