Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On August 5, 1777
—40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
leading his army of men
toiled past this spot.
The present Whitesboro Street
was then the only road
south of the Mohawk river
leading to Fort Stanwix.
Erected 1912 by Booster Club of Utica. (Marker Number 11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the General Herkimer''s 40 Mile March marker series.
Location. 43° 6.639′ N, 75° 15.765′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Whitesboro Street east of Erie Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is affixed to a large cut stone slab that is located on the north side of the street, in the Purple Heart Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2162 Whitesboro Street, Utica NY 13502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitestown (approx. 1½ miles away); The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army James Schoolcraft Sherman (approx. 1½ miles away); General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (approx. 2 miles away); Utica (approx. 2 miles away); Bagg's Tavern (approx. 2 miles away); The Great Ford of the Mohawk (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
Regarding On August 5, 1777. 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.
Also see . . . Oriskany Battlefield, Oriskany, NY -- A Site on a Revolutionary ... (Submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.