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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Colonel John Harper

Colonel John Harper Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, December 29, 2019
1. Colonel John Harper Marker
Born Boston, Mass. 1734 - died Harpersfield, N.Y. 1811
Frontiersman, Soldier and Patriot
Protector of the frontiers during the Revolution
Commandant of Schoharie Fort, 1777
Captain Rangers July 17, 1777
Guide of Gen. James Clinton on Western Expedition, 1779 Colonel of 5th Tryon County Regiment, March 3, 1780 Commandant of 2nd Regiment of Levies, May 11, 1780 Escaping vigilance of Seth's Henry Aug. 12, 1777, he escorted squadron of light horse from Albany to Schoharie where the Tory captain McDonell was routed Aug. 13, 1777 during the Battle of the Flockey
Erected 1929 by Mrs. Perry E. Taylor, Schoharie County, New York State.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1780.
Location. 42° 40.634′ N, 74° 18.103′ W. Marker is in Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Fort Road, one mile north of N Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the Old Stone Fort. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Fort Road, Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Ellerson (here, next to this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (here, next to this marker); War in Schoharie County (here, next to this marker); David Williams Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Stone Fort Museum (a few steps from this marker); Col. Peter Vroman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away); Bridge No. 1 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
Also see . . .
1. Old Stone Fort Museum. (Submitted on January 11, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Battle of the Flockey. (Submitted on January 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Old Stone Fort image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
2. Old Stone Fort
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 198 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2023