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Verona in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Oneida Country

Historic New York

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, October 18, 2017
1. The Oneida Country Marker
Inscription.
Historic New York
The Oneida Country
The Oneida Indians joined the Mohawks. Onondagas, Cayugas and Senecas, about 1550, to form the Five Nations, or Iroquois Confederacy. This was the legendary "Great Peace" made by the Indian statesmen Hiawatha and Dekanawidah. Called "People of the Standing Stone" from an upright rock at their meeting place, the Oneidas had their principal settlement south of Oneida Lake. In 1722, the Tuscaroras coming from North Carolina settled west of the Oneidas and became the sixth Iroquois nation. Living along the Mohawk River trade route and near the source of the Susquehanna River, the Oneidas were hunters, traders and farmers. Influenced by their missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneidas sided with the Americans during the Revolution while others of the Confederacy aided the British. Some of their lands were opened for settlement by the Fort Stanwix Treaty of 1768; later more Oneida land was ceded to the state.

Early in the nineteenth century turnpikes were built through this region providing a principal route westward and were followed by the Erie Canal in 1825. Later came the railroads and improved highways. The fertile soil of this bottom land is intensively cultivated for large scale truck farming.
Education Department State of New York 1965 NYS Thruway
The Oneida Country Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 18, 2017
2. The Oneida Country Marker
Authority

 
Erected 1965 by State of New York Education Department, NYS Thruway Authority.
 
Location. 43° 7.785′ N, 75° 31.921′ W. Marker is in Verona, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Interstate 90 3 miles east of New York State Route 365, on the right. Touch for map. Located in the text stop, eastbound I-90 after Exit 33. Marker is in this post office area: Verona NY 13478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Battle of Oriskany (here, next to this marker); Utica Area (approx. 5.9 miles away); Steuben Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); Upper Landing Place (approx. 6.4 miles away); Historic Lower Landing Place (approx. 6 miles away); Fort Bull (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Fort Community... (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Gateway between East and West.... (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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