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 —
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
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.
Related markers. Click here for 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 •
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 423 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.