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Frankfort in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Potash Factory

 
 
Potash Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
1. Potash Factory Marker
Inscription.  Near this site in 1764 Peter Hasenclever built an ashery which was the first frame building erected in the town of Schuyler.
 
Erected by Col. Marinus Willett Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 3.402′ N, 75° 4.745′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on New York State Route 5 0.2 miles east of Millers Grove Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3517 New York Route 5, Frankfort NY 13340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Petersburgh Fort (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Myers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Balloon Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Utica Area (approx. 1.8 miles away); Steuben Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Henrich Staring (approx. 2 miles away); Heinrich Staring
Potash Factory Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking west along New York Route 5</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
2. Potash Factory Marker
(wide view looking west along New York Route 5)
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Challenger Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfort.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Hasenclever (1716-1793). Peter Hasenclever was a German-born international businessman active from approximately 1733 until 1792. From 1764 to 1770, he resided in the British colonies of New York and New Jersey, where he established an ultimately unsuccessful transatlantic enterprise to produce, transport, and market iron and steel. He purchased 18,000 acres near present-day Herkimer, New York, then a frontier area, to grow hemp, for rope-making, and madder, used in dyes, and to make potash (potassium carbonate) and pearl ash (a purer variant) from the ashes of hardwood trees. (Submitted on August 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Potash Factory Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking east along New York Route 5</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
3. Potash Factory Marker
(wide view looking east along New York Route 5)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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