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Near Mohawk in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer

 

40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
1. Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer Marker
Inscription. 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution.

Here was born Nicholas Herkimer
eldest son of
Johan Jost Herchheimer.
He became a general
in the Revolutionary War
and the hero of Oriskany.
The town and county of Herkimer
were named in his honor.

 
Erected 1912 by the Col. William Feeter Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of Little Falls. (Marker Number 4.)
 
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° 1.056′ N, 74° 57.243′ W. Marker is near Mohawk, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on New York State Route 5S west of Plantation Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on the grounds of the historic Fort Herkimer Church, between the southern boundary of the church cemetery and the state highway 5S. There are two "40 Mile March of General Herkimer" markers that are located in this area and this particular marker
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
2. Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer Marker
Close-up view of the map on the top half of this historical marker.
is located at the extreme eastern end of the grounds between the church cemetery and the state highway. Marker is in this post office area: Mohawk NY 13407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lieutenant Adam F. Helmer ( a few steps from this marker); Site of Fort Herkimer ( a few steps from this marker); Fort Herkimer ( within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Herkimer ( approx. 0.3 miles away); General Nicolas Herrhheimer ( approx. 1.9 miles away); Fred'ck Staring ( approx. 1.9 miles away); Early Village Burying Ground ( approx. 1.9 miles away); The Thirty-Fourth Regiment ( approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mohawk.
 
Regarding Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer. 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.
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
3. Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer Marker
View of the historic marker with the Fort Herkimer Church Cemetery in the background.
for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
4. Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer Marker
View of the historic marker looking west along state highway 5S.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
5. Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer Marker
View of the historic marker located to the right of the "Historic Fort Herkimer Church" road sign.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
6. Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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