Schoharie in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
War in Schoharie County
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
After a Loyalist uprising at the Flockey in 1777, the German Reformed Church at Foxestown (now Schoharie) was fortified with a stockade and blockhouses to become Lower Fort. Middle and Upper Forts were constructed around houses further upstream. These forts were manned by Continental troops, militia and state levies.
In October 1780, Sir John Johnson led the largest of the British raids through the region. Over 700 troops ravaged the valley, destroying 74 houses, 77 barns, four mills and nearly the entire harvest in a single day. Middle Fort survived an attack, as did the Lower (Old Stone) Fort, which sustained cannon damage still visible today.
The raiders continued north to the Mohawk River and then turned west, burning everything in their path for the next two days. Finally New York militia and levies drove them off after battles at Stone Arabia and Klock's Field.
"The settlement of Schoharie [alone] would have delivered 80,000 Bushels of Grain but that fine district is now totally destroyed."
General George Washington to Congress, November 7, 1780
Location. 42° 40.631′ N, 74° 18.106′ 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (here, next to this marker); Old Stone Fort Museum (a few steps from this marker); David Williams Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Stone Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swarts Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); George Mann Tory Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Snyder House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of First School (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schoharie.
Also see . . . The Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. (Submitted on November 26, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Old Stone Fort
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.