Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Ford of the Mohawk
— 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
the Great Ford of the Mohawk
protected in 1758 by the erection
of Old Fort Schuyler.
used this ford August 5, 1777,
on his march to
the relief of Fort Stanwix.
Erected 1912 by Oneida Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Utica. (Marker Number 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimer's 40 Mile March marker series.
Location. 43° 6.261′ N, 75° 13.469′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Main Street west of Railroad Street, on the right when traveling west. This historical marker is located in a small downtown park, called the "Bagg's Square Memorial Park," that has been rendered difficult Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Utica NY 13501, 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 (here, next to this marker); Bagg's Tavern (here, next to this marker); The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (a few steps from this marker); General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Utica Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); At This Point (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
More about this marker. For anyone that is interested in history, and enjoys viewing historic markers, visiting this marker is well worth the degree of difficulty that one must endure to reach it. There are a number of additional, significant historical markers in the park where this marker is located.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.