Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Herkimer Little-Falls Area
Historic New York
Influx of settlers from the east after the Revolution populated the towns of Herkimer and Little Falls. In 1796 the Great Western Navigation Company, headed by Philip Schuyler, built locks here for a pioneer canal. The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 brought new industries and commerce. Herkimer cheese became famous; other manufacture included paper, boxes, furniture and knit goods.
Modern travel on highway, railroad and barge canal still converges at this ancient pass. Education Department State of New York 1965 N.Y.S. Thruway Authority
Erected 1965 by
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal, and the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 0.959′ N, 74° 48.225′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on Interstate 90 one mile east of New York State Route 169, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at a Thruway Rest stop. In order to see marker you must get off Thruway to read. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of The Battle of Oriskany (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Nicholas Herkimer (approx. one mile away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (approx. one mile away); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (approx. one mile away); The Bateau (approx. one mile away); Herkimer Home State Historic Site (approx. one mile away); From This Point (approx. one mile away); Nicholas Herkimer (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 438 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.