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

The Fort Community...

 

—Fort Stanwix National Monument —

 
The Fort Community... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. The Fort Community... Marker
Inscription. Fort Stanwix is best known for the 1777 siege, but such dramatic events were not a feature of everyday life here.

Limited space inside the fort forced some soldiers and a few of their wives and children to live outside the walls. A unique community formed outside the fort.

Working for daily rations, the women and children did laundry, nursing, and the most menial tasks, forming the backbone of day-to-day life.

They are the unsung heroes in the history of Fort Stanwix.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 12.588′ N, 75° 27.426′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from North James Street (New York State Route 26) east of Erie Boulevard East (New York State Route 49). Touch for map. This historical marker is located just east of the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Museum and Visitor Center and south of the reconstructed Fort Stanwix, along a walking path. Marker is at or near this postal address: North James Street, Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walking on an ancient trail... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gateway between East and West....
The Fort Community... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. The Fort Community... Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground and the reconstructed Fort Stanwix in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... (within shouting distance of this marker); Their voices heard... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (about 400 feet away); Fort Stanwix (about 400 feet away); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (about 500 feet away); Guard Duty (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a walking tour that goes around the outer perimeter of Fort Stanwix.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitarySettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Stanwix National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
3. Fort Stanwix National Monument
View of the sign marking the entrance to the Fort Stanwix National Monument, with the reconstructed Fort Stanwix in the background and the beginning of the park's walking path just to the right of the sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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