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

The Mohawk Valley

A Historical Significance Second to None

 
 
The Mohawk Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 9, 2019
1. The Mohawk Valley Marker
Inscription.  
By the Numbers
5,900 Square Miles
Six thriving Counties
More Than 500,000 Residents

Homeland of the Iroquois
For centuries, the ancestral homeland of the Native American Iroquois included the Mohawk Valley region. French, Dutch, and British colonists sought the good graces of the Iroquois people who lived here, west of the colonial settlements.

Geology is Destiny
Over thousands of years, the Mohawk River formed the valley where you now stand. Its lowest point is known as "the Noses," is just west of this welcome center. Generations of traders and settlers were known to look to "the Noses" for easy passage west.

Nearby Attractions
-Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave
-National Shrine of Kateri Tekakwitha, Fonda
-Shako: WI Cultural Center, Oneida
-Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley, Amsterdam
-Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Johnstown
 
Erected by Path through History, I love New york.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans
The Mohawk Valley Welcome Center image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 9, 2019
2. The Mohawk Valley Welcome Center
A rest area on the NY Thruway with local food available, and historical exhibits. This is a view are the front area, with a number of markers visible in the background as is Lock 13 on the NYS Barge Canal.
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Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 54.973′ N, 74° 26.825′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from NY Thruway (Interstate 90) when traveling west. At the Mohawk Valley Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Buoy Boat (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Then and Now (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation is King / Modernization (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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