Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Gateway between East and West....
— Fort Stanwix National Monument —
Canoes and flat-bottomed boats called bateaux were the primary watercraft in this region.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Native Americans • War, French and Indian • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 43° 12.616′ N, 75° 27.439′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on North James Street south of West Dominick Street. This historical marker is located at the entrance of the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Museum and Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walking on an ancient trail... (a few steps from Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Community... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Empire State Trail at Rome (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher P. Destito (within shouting distance of this marker); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Their voices heard... (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
More about this marker. This marker is part of a walking tour that goes around the outer perimeter of Fort Stanwix. During the Revolutionary War the Americans built Fort Stanwix to control this gateway between the east and west which was the portage place between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 747 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.