Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Originally a log house
Founded 1794 by Moses Bagg
Henry Clay & Gen. Grant
were guests here
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
Location. 43° 6.265′ N, 75° 13.468′ W. Marker is in Utica, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on Main Street west of Railroad Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in a small downtown park, called the "Bagg's Square Memorial Park," that has been rendered difficult to reach by the construction of a highway bridge just to west of the marker that brings Main Street to an abrupt halt a few car lengths beyond the entrance to the park. Because the historic marker is hemmed in by the highway bridge immediately to it's west and a major railway line a short distance to it's north, the options of how to get to this historic marker are limited. I would suggest approaching this site on Broad Street, then turning north on Railroad Street and at the next intersection turning left (west) onto Main Street and proceeding west until Main Street deadends at the end of the block. The park with the historic marker is immediately to the north
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utica (here, next to this marker); The Great Ford of the Mohawk (here, next to this marker); The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (a few steps from this marker); General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); At This Point (approx. 1.2 miles away); On August 5, 1777 (approx. 2 miles away); Whitestown (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Utica.
More about this marker. For anyone that is interested in history, and enjoys viewing historic markers, visiting this marker is well worth the degree of difficulty that one must endure to reach it. There are a number of additional, significant historical markers in the park where this marker is located.
Also see . . .
1. Bagg's Square. This is a link to information provided by the Oneida County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Bagg's Hotel. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Bagg's Tavern - 1795. This is a link to an illustration of Bagg's Tavern submitted by Joanne Garland (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.