Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler
— 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
which though abandoned at the time,
sheltered the wounded
during the night of
August 6, 1777,
on his return journey
after the Battle of Oriskany.
Erected 1912 by The school children of Utica. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the General Herkimer's 40 Mile March series list.
Location. 43° 6.255′ N, 75° 13.465′ 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 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. The Great Ford of the Mohawk (a few steps from this marker); Bagg's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Utica (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (within shouting distance of 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 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.
Regarding The Site of Old Fort Schuyler. 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.