Fultonville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Herkimer Home - 1764
Three miles east of Little Falls on Route 5-S
— Historic New York —
General Nicholas Herkimer (1728–1777), one of the first American-born generation of the Palatine Germans who settled the Mohawk Valley, leading farmer-trader of the Valley, and hero of the Battle of Oriskany, built Herkimer Home in 1764. As Brigadier General of the Tryon County Militia, Herkimer commanded the American forces who marched to the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome) when the fort was besieged during the three-pronged British invasion of New York in 1777.
At Oriskany, August 6, 1777, British regulars and Indians ambushed Herkimer’s troops. The General was wounded and died ten days later. He lies buried beside the homestead.
Erected 1961 by Education Department & Department of Public Works.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in Historic New York State series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1764.
Location. 42° 56.582′ N, 74° 23.867′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Thruway (Interstate 90 at milepost 184), on the right. NYS Thruway rest are two miles west of Fultonham on I-90 westbound. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mohawk Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mohawk Area (approx. ¼ mile away); Veeder Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Volkert Veeder (approx. half a mile away); Kateri's Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
Also see . . . Herkimer Home. Scroll down for historic information about the Herkimer Family and Gen. Herkimer and the Battle of Oriskany. (Submitted on December 17, 2007.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.