Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An honorable and
Patriotic city from the
Earliest days. Let us keep
Up its high standards –
Except the Lord keep –
The city the watchman
waketh but in vain.
in Memoriam Patrum
Location. 43° 6.264′ N, 75° 13.472′ 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
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bagg's Tavern (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. 3½ 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.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers •
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 331 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.