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

Nicholas Herkimer

 
 
Nicholas Herkimer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
1. Nicholas Herkimer Marker
Inscription. In 1760, Johan Jost Herkimer deeded 500 acres, including valuable river frontage, to his eldest son Nicholas. Nicholas kept the south portage road open to the carrying place and probably provided wagons, draft animals, and labor to unload the bateaux and transport them and their cargo around the falls. He also traded with the Indians, farmed, and collected rent from his tenants.

At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775, Nicholas sided with the rebellious Americans. On September 5, 1776, he was commissioned Brigadier General of the Tryon County Militia. Facing a British and Indian invasion of Tryon County, General Herkimer issued an Emergency Proclamation ordering the militia to prepare to march to the "defense of our country."

With 800 men, Herkimer set off to relieve Fort Schuyler, previously called Fort Stanwix. On August 6, 1777, they were ambushed in the woods. In the ensuing Battle of Oriskany, almost half of the militiamen were killed, wounded, or captured, but they held the battlefield, helping end the siege of Fort Schuyler.
 
Location. 43° 1.644′ N, 74° 49.023′ 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
Nicholas Herkimer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
2. Nicholas Herkimer Marker
A close-up view of the picture of the wounded General Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany that is displayed on the historical marker.
. This historic marker is located in the Herkimer Home State Park, at the eastern edge of the parking lot, where the footpath that leads to the park visitor center and the Herkimer Homestead begins. 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. In Memory of the Men (a few steps from this marker); Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (a few steps from this marker); Gen. Nicholas Herkimer (within shouting distance of this marker); From This Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herkimer Homestead Cemetery (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer (about 400 feet away); General Nicholas Herkimer Monument (about 400 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 15, 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 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Herkimer Home. This is a link to information
Nicholas Herkimer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
3. Nicholas Herkimer Marker
View of the historical marker along the walkway leading to the park's visitor center.
provided by the "Revolutionary Day" website. (Submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
Nicholas Herkimer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
4. Nicholas Herkimer Marker
A more distant view of the historical marker along the walkway leading to the park's visitor center.
Nicholas Herkimer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 12, 2012
5. Nicholas Herkimer Marker
View of the historical marker in the right foreground and in the center background, the park's flagpole and a General Herkimer, 40 Mile March, Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 15, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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