Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On August 5, 1777
— 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
leading his army of men
toiled past this spot.
The present Whitesboro Street
was then the only road
south of the Mohawk river
leading to Fort Stanwix.
Erected 1912 by Booster Club of Utica. (Marker Number 11.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Herkimer's 40 Mile March series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 6.639′ N, 75° 15.765′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Whitesboro Street east of Erie Street, on the right when traveling west. This historical Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2162 Whitesboro Street, Utica NY 13502, 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. Utica Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Whitestown (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army (approx. 1˝ miles away); James Schoolcraft Sherman (approx. 1˝ miles away); Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Casimir Pulaski (approx. 1.8 miles away); 1st Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Oneida County Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
Regarding On August 5, 1777. This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers that mark the 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix, that resulted in the Battle of Oriskany. Some historians believe that this battle, fought between Herkimer's Patriots with his Oneida allies and St. Leger's Loyalists with their Indian allies, was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Oriskany Battlefield, Oriskany, NY -- A Site on a Revolutionary ... 40-mile route taken by General Herkimer, August 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 838 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.