Near Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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— Schoharie County —
The history of Schoharie County is rich with stories of accomplishment and courage. Many people mark our early history with the arrival of first Europeans -- German and Dutch settlers who came in 1712. From the beginning, the history of our region has been deeply entwined with the history of the emerging nation.
The rich soil of our land nurtured an infant nation, earning the Schoharie Valley the name, "The Breadbasket of the American Revolution.” Although nearly forgotten by historians, the Schoharie Valley was so important to the Revolutionary cause that the US Army's first cavalry charge took place here, and General Washington stationed several regiments of Continental regulars - troops he could ill-afford to spare - to protect the valley's harvest to supply his army.
But in fact, our history goes back much before the arrival of the Europeans: this land was home to some of the very first Americans. At the Iroquois Indian Museum, Iroquois art and artifacts plus numerous exhibits and programs illustrate the contemporary and traditional roles of men and women in Iroquois society, their clans and their families.
There's no more delightful place to experience the color and warmth of the changing seasons than here in Schoharie County. Picturesque farms still dot the landscape, reminding visitors of the strong agricultural heritage of the region.
Photo Caption: With two state parks, three state forests, and miles and miles of nature trails, Schoharie County is a hiker's and birder's paradise. The most talked-about hike will be the ascent to the top of Vrooman's Nose for a beautiful and all-encompassing view of the lush Schoharie Valley.
Erected by Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor.
Location. 42° 42.326′ N, 74° 18.824′ W. Marker is near Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 30A and Interstate 88, on the right when traveling south on State Route 30A. Marker is at the Park and Ride lot at Exit 23 southeast of the Interstate (South on 30A). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schoharie NY 12157, 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. Site of Block House (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of George Westinghouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Schoharie Junction (approx. 1.2 miles away); Johannes Ball (approx. 1.6 miles away); George Mann Tory Tavern (approx. 1.9 miles away); Stone Church Parsonage (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jacob Snyder House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
Regarding Schoharie County. The marker is part of a series of Schoharie County Markers. For example, see the Town of Jefferson Marker
Also see . . .
1. Town of Jefferson Marker. (Submitted on January 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Official Home Page of Schoharie County. (Submitted on January 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Schoharie County, New York (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.