Utica in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot.
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777
camped near this spot
on the night of
August 4, 1777.
With him were his 800 men,
and 400 ox-carts
filled with supplies for
the relief of Fort Stanwix
Erected 1912 by The Mohawk Valley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Ilion. (Marker Number 6.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the General Herkimer's 40 Mile March series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 5.678′ N, 75° 8.498′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on New York State Route 5 west of Windfall Road, on the right when traveling west. This historic Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2429 New York Highway 5, Utica NY 13502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heinrich Staring (approx. 2.1 miles away); Henrich Staring (approx. 2.1 miles away); Steuben Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Utica Area (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Baptist (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); At This Point (approx. 3½ miles away); Potash Factory (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
Regarding General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot.. 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.
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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 574 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.