Herkimer in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General Herkimer Takes Command
—40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
General Nicholas Herkimer
took command of the
Tryon County Militia
and on August 4, 1777
began the eventful march
which terminated in
the Battle of Oriskany.
Erected 1912 by The Gen. Nicholas Herkimer Chapter and Kuyahoora Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Herkimer. (Marker Number 5.)
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° 1.737′ N, 74° 59.354′ W. Marker is in Herkimer, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Court Street, on the left when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the northwest corner of the county courthouse front yard. Marker is in this post office area: Herkimer NY 13350, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies The Thirty-Fourth Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 1834 Jail (a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Dayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred'ck Staring (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Village Burying Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); General Nicolas Herrhheimer (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Herkimer (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herkimer.
Regarding General Herkimer Takes Command. 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. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • 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 633 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.