Frankfort in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic New York
Home and grave of Baron Frederick William von Steuben
Drillmaster of the American Revolution
Arriving at Valley Forge in February, 1778, this German-born officer found “an army of skeletons . . . naked, starved, sick, discouraged,” -and undisciplined. By day he drilled them for the victorious campaigns of that summer. By candlelight he wrote a MANUAL OF ARMS which is still the basis for the discipline of our armed forces.
“His services were indispensable to the achievement of American independence.”
Erected 1961 by New York State Education Department.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 43° 4.574′ N, 75° 6.18′ W. Marker is in Frankfort, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker can be reached from NY Thruway (U.S. I-90), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located Schuyler Travel Plaza on the New York Thruway. Marker is in this post office area: Frankfort NY 13340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Utica Area New Petersburgh Fort (approx. 1.9 miles away); General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. (approx. 2.3 miles away); At This Point (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Site of Old Fort Schuyler (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Great Ford of the Mohawk (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bagg's Tavern (approx. 6.4 miles away); Utica (approx. 6.4 miles away).
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.