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Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Revolution in the Mohawk Valley

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

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By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 15, 2013
1. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
Inscription.  During the American Revolution, almost half of the military actions in New York State occurred along the strategic corridor of the Mohawk Valley. In 1777 British, Native American and Loyalist battalions attacked from the west and north. Defeats at Fort Stanwix and elsewhere forced a British surrender at Saratoga, the war's turning point.

The bloodshed at Oriskany in 1777 was one of many encounters between former neighbors on the battlefield. In this region the Revolution was a civil war that divided families and communities, both European and Native American. Many stayed loyal to the British King and were forced to move, forfeiting their property. The remainder took up arms of struggled to remain neutral.

For seven long years enemy raids terrorized the Mohawk Valley, periodically burning the fertile farms of this "bread basket" of New York. By 1783, the region had been reduced to little more than fortified homesteads, militia posts and abandoned fields.

Explore the many sides of America's revolution for independence. Visit the Revolutionary War Heritage Trail sites of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor.

Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 15, 2013
2. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley Marker
War Heritage Trail

Western Region
01. Shako:wi Oneida Cultural Center, Oneida
02. Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome
03. Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, Oriskany
04. Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, Remsen
05. Oneida County Historical Society, Utica
06. Herkimer County Historical Society, Herkimer
07. Fort Herkimer Church, German Flatts
08. Herkimer Home State Historic Site, Little Falls
09. Indian Castle Church, Danube

Central Region
10. Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville
11. Nellis Tavern, St. Johnsville
12. Fort Klock, St. Johnsville
13. Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plain
14. Palatine Church, Town of Palatine
15. Stone Arabia Preservation Society, Stone Arabia
16. Van Alstyne homestead, Canajoharie
17. Cherry Valley Museum, Cherry Valley
18. Johnstown; Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Battle of Johnstown, Drumm House, Tryon County Courthouse, Fort Johnstown
19. Montgomery Co. History & Archives, Fonda
20. Old Fort Johnson, Fort Johnson
21. Guy Park Amsterdam
22. Old Stone Fort Museum, Schoharie
23. Palatine House, Schoharie
24. Battle of Flockey, Fultonham

Eastern Region
25. Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction
26. Schenectady Stockade, Schenectady
27. Philip Schuyler House, Schuylerville
28. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
29. Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes
30. Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer
31. Albany: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Ten Broeck Mansion
Erected by Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor & NBT Bank.
Location. 42° 40.631′ N, 74° 18.103′ W. Marker is in Schoharie, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Fort Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Fort Road, Schoharie NY 12157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War in Schoharie County (here, next to this marker); Old Stone Fort Museum (a few steps from this marker); David Williams Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Nurse (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. Peter Vroman (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away); Swarts Tavern (approx. mile away); George Mann Tory Tavern (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
Also see . . .  The Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, NY. (Submitted on August 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Old Stone Fort Lower Fort Burning of the Valley
Categories. War, US Revolutionary

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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