Near Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Revolution in the Mohawk Valley
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
The bloodshed at Oriskany in 1777 was one of many encounters between former neighbors on the battlefield. In this region the Revolution was a civil war that divided families and communities, both European and Native American. Many stayed loyal to the British King and were forced to move, forfeiting their property. The remainder took up arms or struggled to remain neutral.
For seven long years enemy raids terrorized the Mohawk Valley, periodically burning the fertile farms of this "bread basket" of New York. By 1783, the region had been reduced to little more than fortified homesteads, militia posts and abandoned fields.
Explore the many sides of America's revolution for independence. Visit the Revolutionary War Heritage Trail sites of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor.
1. Shako:wi Oneida Cultural Center, Oneida
2. Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome
3. Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, Oriskany
4. Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, Remsen
5. Oneida County Historical Society, Utica
6. Herkimer County Historical Society, Herkimer
7. Fort Herkimer Church, German Flatts
8. Herkimer Home State Historic Site, Little Falls
9. Indian Castle Church, Danube
10. Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville
11. Nellis Tavern, St. Johnsville 12. Fort Klock, St. Johnsville 13. Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plain
14. Palatine Church, Town of Palatine
15. Stone Arabia Preservation Society, Stone Arabia
16. Van Alstyne Homestead, Canajoharie
17. Cherry Valley Museum, Cherry Valley
18. Johnstown: Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Battle of Johnstown, Drumm House, Tryon County Courthouse, Fort Johnstown
19. Montgomery Co. History & Archives, Fonda
20. Old Fort Johnson, Fort Johnson
21. Guy Park, Amsterdam
22. Old Stone Fort Museum, Schoharie
23. Palatine House, Schoharie
24. Battle of Flockey, Fultonham
25. Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction
27. Philip Schuyler Country House, Schuylerville
28. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
29. Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes
30. Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer
31. Albany: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Ten Broeck Mansion
Erected by Heritage New York. (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
Location. 43° 1.65′ N, 74° 49.037′ W. Marker is near Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 169 east of General Herkimer Road. This historic marker is located in the Herkimer Home State Park, on a traffic island at the eastern edge of the parking lot, near where the footpath that leads to the park visitor center and the Herkimer Homestead begins. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 State Route 169, Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicholas Herkimer (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of the Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Nicholas Herkimer (within shouting distance of this marker); From This Point (about 400 feet away, measured General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (about 500 feet away); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (about 500 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer (about 500 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Also see . . . Revolutionary War - New York State Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation. This is a link to information provided by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on June 17, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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