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

The Schuyler House

 
 
The Schuyler House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
1. The Schuyler House Marker
Inscription.
“. . . we passed Hudsonís river, and encamped in the plains of Saratoga, at which place there is a handsome and commodious dwelling-house . . .”, so wrote an officer of British General John Burgoyneís invading army in September, 1777. The “dwelling house” – the country home of wealthy landowner Philip Schuyler – appears in this map, based on one drawn by an English Army engineer.

Less than a month later, his army reeling in defeat, Burgoyne ordered the house burned so that the Americans could not use it for cover. Despite this precaution, the proud Burgoyne was forced to surrender his army on October 17, 1777, in a field not far from the smoldering ruins.

Within weeks, Schuyler was “. . . earnestly engaged in building me a house at this place . . .”. By the end of November, 1777, the present building was completed – possibly built, in part, upon the foundation of the old “dwelling-house”.

The present Schuyler House has been carefully restored to its 1787-1804 appearance.
 
Erected by Saratoga National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 5.724′ N, 73° 34.958′ W. Marker is in Schuylerville,
Marker in Schuylerville image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
2. Marker in Schuylerville
New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Broadway (U.S. 4), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schuylerville NY 12871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nov. 28, 1745 (within shouting distance of this marker); Flax and Linen Mill (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (about 700 feet away); Schuylerville World War I Monument (about 700 feet away); Unknown Soldier (about 800 feet away); Earliest Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Articles of Convention (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schuylerville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a map of the Schuylerville area, indicating the location of the Schuyler House, the Saratoga Monument and other structures. The bottom left of the marker features a picture of a burned down Schuyler House.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saratoga National Historical Park. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Schuyler House. Village of Schuylerville website. (Submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Schuyler House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
3. The Schuyler House
After the original house was burned to the ground by the retreating British Army, the present house was built in just 29 days in November of 1777.
North side of Schuyler House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 13, 2008
4. North side of Schuyler House
The Schuyler House is part of Saratoga National Historical Park. It is located about 7 miles north of the battlefield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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