Fultonville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
Trade goods and furs were carried by river boats over the Mohawk between Albany and the West. The same route was followed by military expeditions during the French and Indian War.
From Fort Johnson, and after 1763 from Johnson Hall at Johnstown, Sir William Johnson ably conducted Indian affairs for the British government. During the Revolution, Tory and Indian raiders from Canada harassed the Mohawk Valley settlements.
The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 and the formation of the New York Central Railroad in 1853 introduced an era of rapid settlement and industrial growth. In the twentieth century improved highways follow this historic route long famed for its scenic beauty.
Erected 1965 by State Education Department.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at a Parking Area of NYS Thruway. It is partnered with Johnson Hall Historic NY Marker. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnson Hall - 1763 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mohawk Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herkimer Home - 1764 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of The Battle of Oriskany (approx. ¼ mile away); A Liberty Pole (approx. 0.4 miles away); Caughnawaga (approx. 0.7 miles away); Volkert Veeder (approx. 0.7 miles away); Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • 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 317 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 2, 2013, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.