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

The Site of Old Fort Schuyler

1758

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
1. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker
View of the north side of the historic marker.
Inscription. [Text on north side of marker]:

The Site of
Old Fort Schuyler
1758

[Text on south side of marker]:

The historical and patriotic
societies of Utica place this
stone to mark the site of one
of a chain of fort's built to
protect the northern frontier
from the French and their Indian
allies, and to guard the Great
Ford across the Mohawk River.

 
Erected 1910 by Oneida Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution, and Children of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 43° 6.259′ N, 75° 13.483′ 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
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
2. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker
View of the south side of the historic marker.
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 of where Main Street comes to an end. Marker is in this post office area: Utica NY 13501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utica (a few steps from this marker); The Great Ford of the Mohawk (a few steps from this marker); Bagg's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (within shouting distance of this marker); General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot (about 500 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
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
3. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker
Close-up view of the text on the north side of the historic marker.
it. There are a number of additional, significant historical markers in the park where this marker is located.
 
Also see . . .  Old Fort Schuyler. This is a link to an illustration of Old Fort Schuyler submitted by Joanne Garland (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and Indian
 
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
4. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker
Close-up view of the text on the south side of the historic marker.
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
5. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker
View looking northeast of the historic marker with the stone replica of the historic Bagg's Tavern building in the background.
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
6. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker
View looking southeast of the historic marker and the southeast boundary of the "Bagg's Square Memorial Park" with a distant view of Main Street in the background.
The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2011
7. The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Marker
View of the historic marker as seen from the front entrance to the "Bagg's Square Memorial Park."
 
 
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 671 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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