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Fultonville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mohawk Area

Historic New York

 
 
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By Yugoboy, April 6, 2013
1. Mohawk Area Marker
Inscription.  The Mohawk Valley was a principal pass to the interior between the Adirondack Mountains and the Allegheny Plateau. Here dwelt the Mohawks, one of the Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy who barred the white man's advance westward. In the seventeenth century they were visited by French Catholic missionaries from Canada, some of whom suffered martyrdom. In 1712, with the aid of Queen Anne, an Anglican Chapel for the Mohawks was erected at Fort Hunter.

Trade goods and furs were carried by river boats over the Mohawk between Albany and the West. The same route was followed by military expeditions during the French and Indian War.

From Fort Johnson, and after 1763 from Johnson Hall at Johnstown, Sir William Johnson ably conducted Indian affairs for the British government. During the Revolution, Tory and Indian raiders from Canada harassed the Mohawk Valley settlements.

The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 and the formation of the New York Central Railroad in 1853 introduced an era of rapid settlement and industrial growth. In the twentieth century improved highways follow this historic route long famed for its scenic
Facing Thruway Exit from marker location image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 6, 2013
2. Facing Thruway Exit from marker location
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Erected 1965 by State Education Department.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1712.
 
Location. 42° 56.628′ N, 74° 23.612′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Interstate 90 7 miles east of New York State Route 30, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at a Parking Area of NYS Thruway. It is partnered with Johnson Hall Historic NY Marker. 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. Johnson Hall - 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mohawk Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herkimer Home - 1764 (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (approx. ¼ mile away); Veeder Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kateri's Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Liberty Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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