Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fort Community...
— Fort Stanwix National Monument —
Limited space inside the fort forced some soldiers and a few of their wives and children to live outside the walls. A unique community formed outside the fort.
Working for daily rations, the women and children did laundry, nursing, and the most menial tasks, forming the backbone of day-to-day life.
They are the unsung heroes in the history of Fort Stanwix.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Military • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 12.588′ N, 75° 27.426′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from North James Street (New York State Route 26) east of Erie Boulevard East (New York State Route 49). This historical marker is located just east of the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Museum and Visitor Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North James Street, 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... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gateway between East and West.... (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... (within shouting distance of this marker); Their voices heard... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (about 400 feet away); Fort Stanwix (about 400 feet away); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (about 500 feet away); Guard Duty (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 565 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.