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

Herkimer Homestead Cemetery

 
 
Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
1. Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The grave of General Nicholas Herkimer remained unmarked until 1847, when a grandnephew purchased headstones for General Herkimer, his first wife Maria, and his brother and sister-in-law, George and Alida. In 1895, the State of New York purchased two and two-fifths acres of the former Herkimer estate that included the Herkimer family burial ground. A year later, the state erected the 50-foot-high monument to honor the general's memory and built the stone fence around the cemetery. Not only are Herkimer family members at rest here, but also former owners of the property, their relatives, and their neighbors.

Please treat this ground with respect.

Gravestone illustration based on a wood engraving by Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field-book of the Revolution.

Background image: 1895 painting of Herkimer's mansion and the cemetery by R.A. Grider.

 
Location. 43° 1.623′ N, 74° 48.941′ W. Marker is near Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 169 east of General Herkimer Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Herkimer Home State Park, a short distance southeast of the Herkimer homestead, near the entrance to the "Herkimer Homestead
Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
2. Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker
View of the marker situated near the entrance to the Herkimer Homestead Cemetery.
Cemetery". Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 State Route 169, Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Nicholas Herkimer (a few steps from this marker); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Bateau (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From This Point (about 300 feet away); Nicholas Herkimer (about 400 feet away); In Memory of the Men (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (about 400 feet away); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Herkimer Home. This is a link to information provided by Friends of Herkimer Home. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Herkimer Home State Historic Site. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Herkimer Home. This is a link to information provided by the "Revolutionary Day" website. (Submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
3. Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker
A distant view of the historical marker situated near the entrance to the Herkimer Homestead Cemetery.
Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
4. Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker
View of the marker situated near the entrance to the Herkimer Homestead Cemetery.
Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2014
5. Herkimer Homestead Cemetery Marker
A distant view of the historical marker situated near the entrance to the Herkimer Homestead Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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