Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Duel Between Philip
Schuyler 2d and Josiah
Clark Fought Back Of
Building in 1820
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
Location. 42° 40.446′ N, 74° 18.29′ W. Marker is in Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on North Main Street (New York State Route 30), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 455 Main Street, 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. Old Stone House (a few steps from this marker); Old Stone Fort Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); War in Schoharie County (approx. ¼ mile away); David Ellerson (approx. ¼ mile away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel John Harper (approx. ¼ mile away); David Williams Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Col. Peter Vroman (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
Regarding Swarts Tavern.
The "Old Stone House" Was built about 1772 and used for many years as a tavern. During Sir John Johnson’s second raid on the Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys the building was set on fire by Indians on October 17, 1780 while the family was in the safety of the Old Stone Fort located a short way away. Patriot Soldiers put out the fire. Building later owned 1803 by Peter P. Snyder and in 1833 by Lodowich Fries
Swarts Tavern is now a private residence located at 455 Main Street(NY30)in the Village of Schoharie, NY.
Philip Schuyler 2nd was the grandson of Revolutionary War General Philip J. Schuyler.
Here was the scene of Schoharie County’s only duel, fought between Philip Schuyler 2nd (who was the grandson of Revolutionary War General Philip J. Schuyler) and his neighbor Josiah Clark. In the bar room, a quarrel ended in Clark's challenge and Schuyler named rifles and demanded immediate satisfaction on the flats in the rear of the Tavern. Seconds (trusted representatives from each party of the duel) were chosen, rifles carefully examined and loaded for their deadly work and the party repaired to the flats. It is said both were in an alcoholic haze but upon the order to fire, both rifles blazed forth and Clark fell to earth and his friends rushed to his side. Badly frightened by the sight, Schuyler fled to the Tavern,
Additional keywords. Johnson Brant Tory Schuyler Clark Duel General Philip J. Schuyler General Philip Schuyler General Schuyler
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