Near Franklin Springs in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built in 1793 by Samuel Kirkland on the spot where his friend Oneida chief Skenandoa stated "the grass is first green in the spring and the leaves stay on the trees longest in the fall.” Kirkland, missionary and founder of Hamilton College, received 4,000 acres for his Revolutionary War contributions. Prior to reinterment at college cemetery, Skenandoa was buried in the orchard behind the house next to Kirkland in order to "ride his coattails to heaven."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1793.
Location. 43° 2.784′ N, 75° 23.845′ W. Marker is near Franklin Springs, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on New York State Route 233, 0.1 miles south of College Hill Road (County Route 13), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin Springs NY 13341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hamilton College (approx. half a mile away); Elihu Root Kirkland College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chenango Canal (approx. ¾ mile away); Ginko Biloba (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bristol - Myers Company (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nine Miles to Utica (approx. one mile away).
Also see . . .
1. Harding Farm. (Submitted on March 17, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Harding Farm (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 17, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on March 15, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.