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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Montgomery County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Montgomery County, NY (206) Fulton County, NY (146) Herkimer County, NY (107) Otsego County, NY (110) Saratoga County, NY (530) Schenectady County, NY (172) Schoharie County, NY (141)  MontgomeryCounty(206) Montgomery County (206)  FultonCounty(146) Fulton County (146)  HerkimerCounty(107) Herkimer County (107)  OtsegoCounty(110) Otsego County (110)  SaratogaCounty(530) Saratoga County (530)  SchenectadyCounty(172) Schenectady County (172)  SchoharieCounty(141) Schoharie County (141)
Fonda is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, New York
      Fulton County (146)  
      Herkimer County (107)  
      Otsego County (110)  
      Saratoga County (530)  
      Schenectady County (172)  
      Schoharie County (141)  
 
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1 New York, Montgomery County, Ames — James Mereness
Local Doctor Who Was Active In Anti-Slavery Movement Reportedly Hid Freedom Seekers In His Nearby Home As Part Of Underground RR Map (db m114024) HM
2 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — "Mother Lake"
Leonora Barry-Lake 1849 - 1930 Millhand Elected Knights of Labor National Head. Credited for First Mill Inspection Law. George E. Pataki, Governor Map (db m77591) HM
3 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 1964 Bell UH-1D Iroquoi “Huey”
The most widely used military helicopter, the Bell UH-1 series Iroquois, better known as the “Huey,” began arriving in Vietnam in 1963. Before the end of the conflict, more than 5,000 of these versatile aircraft were introduced into Southeast Asia. . . . Map (db m168955) HM
4 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 5th Ward War Memorial
To perpetuate the names of those members of the community who served in the armed forces of our Country during World War II 1941-1945 In Memoriam Andrew Zepetelli Anthony Petitti Edward Meyers John Lenahan Harold . . . Map (db m137348) WM
5 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Adriucha
Site of first mill west of Schenectady 1700. Land purchased 1600 by Philip DeGroot family. Land part of Comfort PatentMap (db m130693) HM
6 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Amsterdam World War Memorial
In memory of those who served in the World War 1914’-1918. Let us serve our country in peace as they did in war. Roll of Veterans names was not transcribedMap (db m136956) WM
7 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Center of Operations
Guy Park, Guy Johnson's manor house, was built here because boats on the Mohawk River offered the best way to move goods and people during the 1700s. Successive waves of transportation improvements - Mohawk Turnpike, Erie Canal, railroads, and Barge . . . Map (db m152505) HM
8 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Chuctanunda Terrace SiteErie Canal National Heritage Corridor — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Native Americans have been visiting the site for nearly 5,000 years, drawn to this location by the rich resources of the Mohawk River and the Chuctanunda Creek North, and the animals and plants that flourished on their banks. The site was visited . . . Map (db m97442) HM
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9 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Claus Mansion200 Ft South
Built 1762 by Sir Wm. Johnson for his daughter Nancy. [It] stood between the river and the present railroad track.Map (db m136954) HM
10 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Donato (Dan) Persico, Chief T/M
Submarine Combat World War II United States USS Squalus 192 Donato (Dan) Persico, Chief T/M A Survivor of the Submarine U.S.S. Squalus, which sank on May 23, 1939 off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. A faulty main induction valve caused . . . Map (db m47494) HM
11 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Green Hill Cemetery
Green Hill Cemetery Established 1857 Victorian Rural Cemetery Designed by Burton A. Thomas N.Y.S. & National Registers of Historical Places 2005Map (db m88511) HM
12 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Guy ParkRevolutionary War Heritage Trail Reported missing
Guy Johnson came from Ireland in 1756 to work for his uncle, William Johnson. He became Deputy of Indian Affairs and took over as the Superintendent upon Sir William's death in 1774. During the French & Indian Wars, Guy was a colonel in the local . . . Map (db m58970) HM
13 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Guy Park, 1766
Built by Sir William Johnson for daughter, Molly, wife of Col. Guy Johnson. Johnsons left for Canada in 1775.Map (db m50053) HM
14 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Hurricana Stock Farm
1880 Hurricana Stock Farm Created By Stephen Sanford, Gentleman, Industrialist, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist. Hurricana Boasted Winners In Nearly Every Stakes Race at Nearby Saratoga, As Well as The 1916 Kentucky Derby . . . Map (db m95887) HM
15 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — James Allin Inn
This Tablet is Erected by the Montgomery County Historical Society. To mark The James Allin Inn where was held the initial meeting for the organization of the Town of Amsterdam on the first Tuesday in April 1794. Also where the name of The Village . . . Map (db m58951) HM
16 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 477 — Kirk Douglas
Film legend born Dec. 9, 1916 to immigrant parents living at 46 Eagle St. Rose from poverty to appear in over 90 films in Hollywood.Map (db m138040) HM
17 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Manny’s Corners CemeteryAbout 1790
Contains graves of four Revolutionary soldiers.Map (db m130669) HM
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18 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — North American T-2 Buckeye United States Naval Test Pilot School
A T-2C Buckeye, assigned to the United States Naval Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) provides instruction to experienced pilots, flight officers, and engineers in the . . . Map (db m141050) HM
19 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Old Manny Inn
Was on lot 8, sub-division of lot 1 of the 13th patent. Sold to Gabriel Manny 1804. Came into possession of Ross family in 1839.Map (db m130787) HM
20 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Pettengill Home
Site of Pettengill Home Saumel Pettingill, Capt. 5th Co. Third Tryon County Militia, Killed in Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, 1777. House Burned in Raid, 1780. Map (db m47414) HM
21 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Pvt. Frank J. Sirchia MemorialDedicated in Memory of All Veterans
In honor of Frank J. Sirchia Born March 1, 1924 Killed in action June 6, 1944 on the Normandy Beachhead in France 29th Infantry DivisionMap (db m137662) WM
22 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Queen Anne Parsonage
Built 1712 for use of missionaries to Mohawk Indians. Here in 1775 Rev. J. Stuart & J. Brant translated in Mohawk the gospel of St. Mark.Map (db m213140) HM
23 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Sanford Mansion
Home of Stephen Sanford Industrial Pioneer, Rugmaker and Philanthropist c. 1860 Donated by John Sanford for Amsterdam City Hall 1932Map (db m11611) HM
24 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Sweet Canal Store
»————› Built circa 1850 to service Barges on Erie Canal, served As store and forwarding Warehouse for goods shipped Across river to Amsterdam Map (db m50148) HM
25 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — This is Mohawk CountryHistoric New York
The majestic Mohawk Valley has been the scene of many key events which have helped to shape the character and destiny of New York State and the nation. This was once the home of the proud Mohawks, one of the main tribes of the powerful six-nation . . . Map (db m130806) HM
26 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Town of Florida Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Who Served Back Face: Lest We Forget. In the final choice, a soldier’s pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner’s chains – President Dwight D. Eisenhower Eternal Vigilance is the Price of . . . Map (db m140810) WM
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27 New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 44 — Widow Susan Road — Legends & Lore —
Legend of Susan DeGraff, widow of Harmanus, died 1848. Passersby see her crying Ghost Searching for husband's grave.Map (db m152466) HM
28 New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — Isaac JoguesApostle of the Mohawks
Text on the Front (North) Plaque: Isaac Jogues Apostle of The Mohawks At Their Castle Ossernenon On This Site A.D. 1642-1646 Born at Orleans, France A.D. . . . Map (db m88320) HM
29 New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — Kateri TekakwithaIroquois Maiden — Lily of the Mohawks —
Kateri Tekakwitha Iroquois Maiden Born A.D. 1656 At Ossernenon Auriesville Living here until 1666 At Caughnawaga, Fonda, 1667-1677 and baptized there Easter Sunday 1676 at Caughnawaga, Canada 1677 until her death, . . . Map (db m88331) HM
30 New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — Ossernenon
Ossernenon Lower Mohawk Indian Castle 1642-1659. Father Jogues and Rene Goupil martyred here. Tekakwitha born here.Map (db m88249) HM
31 New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — The National Martyrs' Shrine of AmericaShrine of Our Lady of Martyrs
It was here that America’s only Canonized Martyrs the Jesuit priest Father Isaac Jogues, the Jesuit lay-brother Rene’ Goupil and John Lalande shed their blood for Christ in 1642 and 1646. Here also, in this Indian village of Ossernenon the Lily of . . . Map (db m70846) HM
32 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Canajoharie
Name means "pot that washes itself.” The pothole is in bed of creek below at entrance to Canajoharie GorgeMap (db m130954) HM
33 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Canajoharie Academy
Site of Canajoharie Academy 1824-92 Susan B. Anthony Taught Here 1846 50. Charles F. Wheelock, Prin., 1880-91 Map (db m57934) HM
34 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Canajoharie/Canalway Trail/Pathway Through Mountains
The Town and Village of Canajoharie take their name from the ancient Mohawk village that was once located in this area. Known by many as "the Boiling Pot", the name accurately translated as "The Pot That Washes Itself" or "The Clean Pot." All of . . . Map (db m130996) HM
35 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Chester B. Hoke
"Bromley" Hoke (1847-1913) Canajoharie native served in 54th Mass. Regt, one of nation's 1st black troops to fight in the Civil WarMap (db m137292) HM
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36 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Christopher P. Yates
Site of home of Christopher P. Yates, Montgomery County delegate to Constitutional Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 26 July 1788Map (db m130959) HM
37 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — In Memory Of
In memory of Zachariah C. Neahr December 9, 1830-July 21, 1903 A carpenter by trade who lived in Canajoharie recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor Civil War - private September 11, 1890 Frank Schubert Born in . . . Map (db m247287) HM
38 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — John Winn
In memory of John Winn Montgomery County delegate to Constitution Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 26 July 1788Map (db m247284) HM
39 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Northeastern Terminal
This fountain marks the northeastern terminal of the Continental Road, constructed under the supervision of General James Clinton, to Otsego Lake June 17, 1778Map (db m130981) HM
40 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Routes of the ArmiesOf General John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779 —
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States.Map (db m130975) HM
41 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Shaper Quarry1829 - 150th Anniversary - 1979
Furnished stone for the Brooklyn Bridge shipped to New York via the Erie CanalMap (db m130956) HM
42 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Site of Home of Christopher P. Yates
Montgomery county delegate to Constitution ratification convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 20 July 1788Map (db m233583) HM
43 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Site of Johannes Reuff's Tavern
Built 1750 by Hendrick Schrembling Became Reuff's Tavern in 1778 Gen. James Clinton's Hdqts 1779 Gen. Washington visited here 1783 Recruiting office 1812, Demolished 1850Map (db m159624) HM
44 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Sullivan-Clinton Campaign1779
Portage route of General James Clinton's army Canajoharie to Otsego Lake 2000 men, 300 wagons, 200 batteaux and supplies moved overlandMap (db m130969) HM
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45 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — The Canalway Trail: Canajoharie/ To Market, to Market
The Canalway Trail: Canajoharie Welcome to the Canalway Trail System, offering hundreds of miles of scenic trails and numerous parks for walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and other recreational activities. The Canalway Trail parallels . . . Map (db m137361) HM
46 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — The Erie Canal in Canajoharie
Side 1 The Erie Canal in Canajoharie Canajoharie Creek's potholes inspired the town's name In Mohawk, canajoharie means "the pot that washes itself." The word refers to the deep potholes in the streambed, eroded by . . . Map (db m247323) HM
47 New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Van Alstyne Homestead
Built 1749 By Martin J. Van Alstyne 16 of 31 Meetings of Tryon County Safety Committee Held Here 1774-75 General Nicholas Herkimer Received Commission As Brig. Gen Here 1775Map (db m22527) HM
48 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — 12 — Amos Clayton1875-1942 — Legends & Lore —
AKA "Amy" or Island Hermit. Peddler Who Walked Great Distances, Danced For Pennies. Inspired Many Local Tales Map (db m101679) HM
49 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Baptist Church
Baptist Church Erected 1793 Elijah Herrick 1st Pastor Map (db m70206) HM
50 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Burton House
This 1834 Side Hall Federal Style House Was The Home of Judah and Susan Burton The Child of Judah and Eunice Burton For Whom The Hamlet of Burtonville Was Named Map (db m101396) HM
51 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — BurtonvilleThe Schoharie Creek At Burtonville
Burtonville, one of the first settlements in Montgomery County was originally part of the Stone Heap Patent. Judah Burton settled here shortly after the Revolutionary War, building a dam and mills on the creek calling it Burton Dam. The community's . . . Map (db m71989) HM
52 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Christian Church
Erected in 1813 James Wilson First Pastor Elder John Ross Pastor 1822 - 1872 Map (db m60928) HM
53 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Early Militia TrainingGround & Arsenal
Here British & Indians were attacked by Patriots in Revolutionary skirmishMap (db m174874) HM
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54 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Grist Mill
Grist Mill Erected 1850 by Judah Burton Son of the 1st Settlers Map (db m31897) HM
55 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Margaret Houck
While A Slave She Nursed Wounded at the Battle Of Monmouth June 28, 1778, Moved To the Area with Her Owner, Became a Beloved Care Giver Map (db m61133) HM
56 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Mill Stones
From early grist mill owned by Judah Burton. Mill Site located on Colyer Road. Donated to the town by Joseph A. GregarMap (db m31838) HM
57 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Samuel Tallmadge Grave Site
Grave of Samuel Tallmadege Born Brookhaven, L.I., Nov. 23, 1755-Died Apr.1, 1825 Lieutenant and Adjutant in American Revolution Map (db m41367) HM
58 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — William McConkey Grave Site
Grave of William McConkey Jan. 22, 1744 - Sept. 10, 1825 Owner of ferry on Delaware River on which Washington crossed Dec. 25, 1776 Map (db m41370) HM
59 New York, Montgomery County, Charleston Corners — Town of Charleston
Formed March 12, 1793, one of the oldest towns in Montgomery County. Named for Charles Van Epps, an early settler.Map (db m139068) HM
60 New York, Montgomery County, Charlestown — Friends Meeting
Site of Charleston Preparative meeting established 1815 from Duanesburg monthly meeting. Interments date from 1820.Map (db m145096) HM
61 New York, Montgomery County, Currytown — Fort LewisTown of Root
Site of Fort Lewis, the stockaded home of Ensign Henry Lewis, Capt. Yates Company. Sheltered the residents of Currytown during Indian and Tory raids of 1780 - 1781.Map (db m145092) HM
62 New York, Montgomery County, Currytown — This Vicinity Raided
This vicinity raided by Tories and Indians on July 9, 1781 Fort Lewis formed a refugeMap (db m145091) HM
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63 New York, Montgomery County, Florida — Associate Church
Associate Church Organized about 1786 by Associate Presbytery of Pennsylvania. 1st ministers: Mairs, Banks, Donaldson, Campbell. 1st church built 1800. Map (db m45792) HM
64 New York, Montgomery County, Florida — Scotch Church Cemetery
Site of Town of Florida United Pres. Church Cemetery known as Scotch Church Cem. <———————«« First interment 1802, early Scotch Settlers Buried Here. Some are soldiers of Revolution . . . Map (db m45795) HM
65 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — A Liberty Pole
A Liberty Pole erected on this spot occasioned the first blood shed in old Tryon County in May 1776Map (db m81119) HM
66 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Camp Mohawk
115 Reg. NYS Volunteers the Iron Hearted Reg. mustered here Aug. 16, 1862. 153 Reg. NYS Volunteers mustered here Oct. 18, 1862Map (db m176417) HM
67 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Can-a-Gor-Ha1666-1693
Mohawk Indian castle burned by French and Indians 1693Map (db m131354) HM
68 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga
Lower Mohawk Indian Castle 1667 Ruled By Turtle Clan. Jesuit Mission of St. Peter's Destroyed in Raid of 1693 Map (db m67065) HM
69 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawagaand St. Peter Chapel
Within this area stood Caughnawaga the Mohawk Indian village and St. Peter Chapel in which Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha "The Lily of The Mohawks" was baptized Easter Sunday April 18, 1678 This memorial was erected by the . . . Map (db m162354) HM
70 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780
Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 *Site of Mohawk Indian Turtle Clan village 1667-1693 Jesuit Mission of St. Peter 1669-1684 Home of Kateri Tekakwitha "Lilly of the Mohawks"1667-1677 Mohican attack repulsed 1669 Destoryed in French raid 1693 Settled by . . . Map (db m59763) HM
71 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga Castle Site1666-1693 — Declared a National Historical Place, August of 1973 —
Archeological investigations of this site were started in 1943. This consisted of surface searching only. In spring of 1945 the field was plowed. During June of 1945 a test trench was opened within one of the many evident darkened areas . . . Map (db m162355) HM
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72 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawga Church
Approaching the site of old Caughnawga Church erected 1763Map (db m131356) HM
73 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Connolly Inn
stood at Yosts where there was a toll gate and a bridge across the Mohawk which was swept away by high water and never rebuiltMap (db m131350) HM
74 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Court House
Erected in 1836 when Fonda became County Seat. Scene of many social, religious and political meetings Map (db m59070) HM
75 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Douw Fonda
Early Settler and Trader. Village Named for him. Trading Post burned and Fonda killed in 1780 Raid.Map (db m66547) HM
76 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Fonda
Fonda 1836-1918 * Mohawk Turnpike Improved 1800 Utica & Schenectady R.R. Built, Station Named for Pioneer Family 1836 Montogomery Co. Agricultural Society Formed Oct. 13, 1844 First County Fair held at Court House Nov. 11-12, 1844 . . . Map (db m59765) HM
77 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Fonda Cemetery
Old [Caughnawaga] Cemetery. Village property since 1855. Many early settlers buried here. Also 6 Revolutionary soldiers.Map (db m131373) HM
78 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Fonda Tavern
Built About 1781 by John Fonda of Tryon County militiaMap (db m66777) HM
79 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Jail Limit Marker
One of ten markers used to mark the boundaries a person in jail on a civil action could leave jail for the day to work off debt. Established during the 1840sMap (db m131372) HM
80 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — James Shanahan
Irish Born Stone Cutter Donated Sacred Heart R.C. Church 1876. Purchased from Reformed Church-Built 1840 Member State Assembly 1869 Map (db m130804) HM
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81 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Kateri's Home
• Located on 178 acres of virgin woodland. • Actual site of Mohawk Indian Village, (called Caughnawaga) where blessed Kateri Tekakwitha lived, from 1666-1677. • Kateri was baptized at St. Peters Chapel in or near the village on Easter . . . Map (db m162394) HM
82 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Liberty Pole
Liberty Pole The first blood shed in Tryon County during the revolution was near this spot when patriots attempted to erect a liberty pole in May, 1775. Sir William Johnson gave this or a similar stone to Francis Saltz for a mill on Schoharie . . . Map (db m162393) HM
83 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Major General Richard Montgomery
Major General Richard Montgomery * Born In Ireland Dec. 2, 1736 Entered British Army 1756 Served In North America 1757-1765 Returned to New York, Married Jane Livingston and Settled At Rhinebeck 1773 In 1775 Made Brigadier General . . . Map (db m59766) HM
84 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Mohawk AreaHistoric New York
The Mohawk Valley was a principal pass to the interior between the Adirondack Mountains and the Allegheny Plateau. Here dwelt the Mohawks, one of the Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy who barred the white man's advance westward. In the . . . Map (db m59525) HM
85 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Montgomery County Korean War Veterans Monument
We, the Montgomery County Veterans of the Korean War, along with our friends and neighbors, erect the memorial in memory of our fellow comrades who gave their lives during the Korean War June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. With temperatures of -30° . . . Map (db m137600) WM
86 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Peggy Wemple Tavern and Mill
Site of Peggy Wemple Tavern and mill. Husband Barent M. Wemple d. 1771. Tories burned property-1780. Peggy rebuilt same year, ground 2,200 bushels of wheat for ArmyMap (db m131359) HM
87 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Reformed Dutch Church of Caughnawaga
Komteyea, laett ons op gaen tot den bergh des heeren to den huyse des Godes Jacob op dat hy ons leerevansyne wegen en dat wy wandele in syne paden. This boulder marks the site of Reformed Dutch Church of Caughnawaga, organized 1758, erected . . . Map (db m137587) HM
88 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Site of Early Home of Major Jelles Fonda
A prominent merchant of the Mohawk Valley and an Indian trader. Here was located an Indian village.Map (db m210316) HM
89 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The 115th & 153rd Regiments
In Memory Of The 115th and 153rd Regiments N.Y. Volunteers of the Civil War. The 115th (Iron Hearted) Regiment was organized and mustered Into U.S. service Aug. 29, 1862, at Fonda, N.Y. and honorably discharged at Raleigh, N.C., June . . . Map (db m59526) HM
90 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie CanalA 19th-Century World Wonder
A Natural Advantage The Erie Canal was built by taking advantage of a path carved by nature through the eastern Appalachian Mountains. Construction on the Erie Canal began in Rome, New York, on July 4, 1817, and it opened in Buffalo in . . . Map (db m129772) HM
91 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie CanalWelcoming the World
Westward Flow Many Europeans-including large numbers of Irish, German and Dutch immigrants - and New Englanders migrating west boarded packet boats or line boats. The cost to ride a line boat. Sometimes just a penny. Left Inset: A Tale Of . . . Map (db m129784) HM
92 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie CanalThe Canal That Changed America
Gateway to the West The Erie Canal was the first major commercially successful connection between the East Coast and the Western Frontier. Known as the "Gateway to the West,” the canal helped fan the flames of the Industrial . . . Map (db m129789) HM
93 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie CanalNot Just Big. New York State Big
Numbers Tell the Tale The Erie Canal originally spanned 363 miles and was 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep. It was largely built by farmers and finished by immigrants, with not a single trained engineer among them and without any mechanized . . . Map (db m133734) HM
94 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie CanalBuild a Canal, Build a Nation
Mother of Cities The Erie Canal is often called the "Mother of Cities” because it spurred the growth of boom cities such as Syracuse, Buffalo, Utica, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Chicago. A Financial Force The Erie Canal helped . . . Map (db m140255) HM
95 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Thomas Romeyn
Born Pompton, N.J. March 29, 1729 died Caughnawaga, N.Y., October 22,1794. Served as first stated pastor of the Caughnawaga Church from 1771 to 1794. Buried under the church.Map (db m137589) HM
96 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784
Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784 *Tryon County set off from Albany County 1772 Name changed to Montgomery County in honor of Major General Richard Montgomery 1784 County Seat moved from Johnstown to Fonda, 1836, and Present court house . . . Map (db m59764) HM
97 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Veeder Home
Built about 1781 by Major Abraham Veeder who kept an inn here and operated a ferry across the riverMap (db m131375) HM
98 New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Wemple Tavern
Erected 1780 by "Peggy" Wemple, Revolutionary heroineMap (db m131371) HM
99 New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — A Mohawk House UnearthedSchoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
Historical documents identify this general area as the location of the Lower Mohawk Castle throughout the 1700s. In 1712 the missionary at Fort hunter described this Mohawk village: "Their chief town or castle as it is called, stands by the fort, . . . Map (db m88340) HM
100 New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — Building Block of the Erie Canal
Limestone was used to build locks, aqueducts, and other features throughout New York State's canal system both because of its availability and its durability. This limestone block was a capstone from the Schoharie Aqueduct. Local limestone formed . . . Map (db m64591) HM

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