Utica in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Ford of the Mohawk
—40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
the Great Ford of the Mohawk
protected in 1758 by the erection
of Old Fort Schuyler.
used this ford August 5, 1777,
on his march to
the relief of Fort Stanwix.
Erected 1912 by Oneida Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Utica. (Marker Number 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the General Herkimer''s 40 Mile March marker series.
Location. 43° 6.261′ N, 75° 13.469′ 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
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); Bagg's Tavern (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.
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Regarding The Great Ford of the Mohawk. This historical marker is part of a series of historical markers that mark the 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix, that resulted in the Battle of Oriskany. Some historians believe that this battle, fought between Herkimer's Patriots with his Oneida allies and St. Leger's Loyalists with their Indian allies, was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
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 444 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.