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

Herkimer Home - 1764

Three miles east of Little Falls on Route 5-S

 

—Historic New York —

 
Historic New York Herkimer Home - 1764 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2007
1. Historic New York Herkimer Home - 1764
Inscription.
General Nicholas Herkimer (1728–1777), one of the first American-born generation of the Palatine Germans who settled the Mohawk Valley, leading farmer-trader of the Valley, and hero of the Battle of Oriskany, built Herkimer Home in 1764. As Brigadier General of the Tryon County Militia, Herkimer commanded the American forces who marched to the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome) when the fort was besieged during the three-pronged British invasion of New York in 1777.

At Oriskany, August 6, 1777, British regulars and Indians ambushed Herkimer’s troops. The General was wounded and died ten days later. He lies buried beside the homestead.
 
Erected 1961 by Education Department & Department of Public Works.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.582′ N, 74° 23.867′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Thruway (Interstate 90 at milepost 184), on the right. Touch for map
Herkimer Home - 1764 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
2. Herkimer Home - 1764 Marker
. NYS Thruway rest are two miles west of Fultonham on I-90 westbound. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mohawk Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Mohawk Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Volkert Veeder (approx. half a mile away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Caughnawaga (approx. 0.8 miles away); Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
 
Also see . . .  Herkimer Home. Scroll down for historic information about the Herkimer Family and Gen. Herkimer and the Battle of Oriskany. (Submitted on December 17, 2007.) 
 
Additional keywords. Mohawk Valley Oriskany Stanwix Herkimer
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Herkimer Home - 1764 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 30, 2014
3. Herkimer Home - 1764 Marker
The Home of General Nicholas Herkimer image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 22, 2006
4. The Home of General Nicholas Herkimer
The Herkimer home historic marker located on the New York State Thruway is actually many miles away from where his home is located, as shown here.
The Grave of General Herkimer image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 22, 2006
5. The Grave of General Herkimer
Cemetery Containing the Grave of General Herkimer image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 22, 2006
6. Cemetery Containing the Grave of General Herkimer
This cemetery is on the grounds of the General Herkimer State Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,340 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6. submitted on December 17, 2007, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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