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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 (201) Fulton County, NY (143) Herkimer County, NY (104) Otsego County, NY (91) Saratoga County, NY (496) Schenectady County, NY (166) Schoharie County, NY (138)  MontgomeryCounty(201) Montgomery County (201)  FultonCounty(143) Fulton County (143)  HerkimerCounty(104) Herkimer County (104)  OtsegoCounty(91) Otsego County (91)  SaratogaCounty(496) Saratoga County (496)  SchenectadyCounty(166) Schenectady County (166)  SchoharieCounty(138) Schoharie County (138)
Fonda is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, New York
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1New York, Montgomery County, Ames — James Mereness
On Latimer Hill Rd (County Route 89), on the right when traveling west.
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
2New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — "Mother Lake"
On Washington Ave. at East Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Ave..
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
3New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 1964 Bell UH-1D Iroquoi “Huey”
On Fort Hunter Road (County Route 145) 0.6 miles east of New York State Route 161, on the left when traveling east.
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
4New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 5th Ward War Memorial
On Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
5New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Adriucha
On New York State Route 5 at Swart Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 5.
Site of first mill west of Schenectady 1700. Land purchased 1600 by Philip DeGroot family. Land part of Comfort PatentMap (db m130693) HM
6New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Amsterdam World War Memorial
On West Main Street (New York State Route 5) at Guy Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
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
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7New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Center of Operations
Near W Main Street (New York State Route 5) north of Caroline Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
8New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Chuctanunda Terrace Site — Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near Bridge Street.
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
9New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Claus Mansion — 200 Ft South
On West Main Street (New York State Route 5) at Guy Park Avenue, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street.
Built 1762 by Sir Wm. Johnson for his daughter Nancy. [It] stood between the river and the present railroad track.Map (db m136954) HM
10New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Donato (Dan) Persico, Chief T/M
On Bridge Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
11New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Green Hill Cemetery
On Church Street (State Highway 67), on the right when traveling east.
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
12New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Guy Park — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
Near Evelyn Street just south of New York State Route 5/67. 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
13New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Guy Park, 1766
On West Main Street (New York State Route 5) at Evelyn Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
Built by Sir William Johnson for daughter, Molly, wife of Col. Guy Johnson. Johnsons left for Canada in 1775.Map (db m50053) HM
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14New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Hurricana Stock Farm
On Perth Road (New York State Route 30) at Tessiero Sq, on the right when traveling north on Perth Road.
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
15New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — James Allin Inn
On Wallins Corners Road (County Route 15) at New York State Route 30, on the right when traveling east on Wallins Corners Road.
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
16New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 477 — Kirk Douglas
On Main Street (New York State Route 5) at Eagle Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street.
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
17New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Manny’s Corners Cemetery — About 1790
On New York State Route 67 at Truax Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 67.
Contains graves of four Revolutionary soldiers.Map (db m130669) HM
18New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — North American T-2 Buckeye United States Naval Test Pilot School
On Fort Humter Road (County Route 145) 0.6 miles east of New York State Route 161, on the left when traveling east.
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
19New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Old Manny Inn
On East Main Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
20New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Pettengill Home
On Denice Road near Simcer Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
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21New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Pvt. Frank J. Sirchia Memorial — Dedicated in Memory of All Veterans
On Guy Park Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
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
22New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Queen Anne Parsonage
On Queen Anne Road, 0.4 miles west of Main Street (County Road 27), on the right when traveling west.
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
23New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Sanford Mansion
On Church Street (New York State Route 67), on the right when traveling north.
Home of Stephen Sanford Industrial Pioneer, Rugmaker and Philanthropist c. 1860 Donated by John Sanford for Amsterdam City Hall 1932Map (db m11611) HM
24New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Sweet Canal Store
On Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south.
»————› 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
25New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — This is Mohawk Country — Historic New York
On Riverview Drive, on the right when traveling west.
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
26New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — Town of Florida Veterans Memorial
On Fort Hunter Road (County Route 145) 0.6 miles east of New York State Route 161, on the left when traveling east.
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
27New York, Montgomery County, Amsterdam — 44 — Widow Susan Road — Legends & Lore —
On Widow Susan Road at Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling north on Widow Susan Road.
Legend of Susan DeGraff, widow of Harmanus, died 1848. Passersby see her crying Ghost Searching for husband's grave.Map (db m152466) HM
28New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — Isaac Jogues — Apostle of the Mohawks
On New York State Route 5S east of Noeltner Road (County Route 164), on the right when traveling east.
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
29New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — Kateri Tekakwitha — Iroquois Maiden — Lily of the Mohawks —
On New York State Route 5S east of Noeltner Road (County Route 164), on the right when traveling east.
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
30New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — Ossernenon
On New York State Route 5S near Noeltner Road (County Route 164), on the right when traveling east.
Ossernenon Lower Mohawk Indian Castle 1642-1659. Father Jogues and Rene Goupil martyred here. Tekakwitha born here.Map (db m88249) HM
31New York, Montgomery County, Auriesville — The National Martyrs' Shrine of America — Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs
On Shrine Road.
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
32New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Canajoharie
On Reed Street (New York State Route 10), on the right when traveling north.
Name means "pot that washes itself.” The pothole is in bed of creek below at entrance to Canajoharie GorgeMap (db m130954) HM
33New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Canajoharie Academy
On Otsego Street at Cliff Street, on the right when traveling north on Otsego Street.
Site of Canajoharie Academy 1824-92 Susan B. Anthony Taught Here 1846 50. Charles F. Wheelock, Prin., 1880-91 Map (db m57934) HM
34New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Canajoharie/Canalway Trail/Pathway Through Mountains
On Montgomery Street at Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Montgomery Street.
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
35New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Chester B. Hoke
On Mohawk Street west of Michigan Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
"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
36New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Christopher P. Yates
On Clinton Road (County Route 80), on the right when traveling south.
Site of home of Christopher P. Yates, Montgomery County delegate to Constitutional Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 26 July 1788Map (db m130959) HM
37New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Northeastern Terminal
On Church Street (New York State Route 10) at Mohawk Street (New York State Route 5S), on the right when traveling south on Church Street.
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
38New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Routes of the Armies — Of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779 —
Near Erie Boulevard.
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
39New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Shaper Quarry — 1829 - 150th Anniversary - 1979
On Cliff Street at Shaper Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Cliff Street.
Furnished stone for the Brooklyn Bridge shipped to New York via the Erie CanalMap (db m130956) HM
40New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Site of Johannes Reuff's Tavern
On Church Street (New York State Route 10) at Mohawk Street, on the left when traveling north on Church Street.
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
41New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Sullivan-Clinton Campaign — 1779
On Rock Street (New York State Route 10), on the right when traveling south.
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
42New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — The Canalway Trail: Canajoharie/ To Market, to Market
On Old Fort Plain Road, on the right when traveling west.
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
43New York, Montgomery County, Canajoharie — Van Alstyne Homestead
On Moyer Street, on the right when traveling south.
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
44New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — 12 — Amos Clayton — 1875-1942 — Legends & Lore —
On Burtonville Road (County Route 160) at Island Road, on the right when traveling west on Burtonville Road.
AKA "Amy" or Island Hermit. Peddler Who Walked Great Distances, Danced For Pennies. Inspired Many Local Tales Map (db m101679) HM
45New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Baptist Church
On Polin Road (County Route 128) north of Oak Ridge Road (County Highway 129), on the right when traveling west.
Baptist Church Erected 1793 Elijah Herrick 1st Pastor Map (db m70206) HM
46New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Burton House
On Burtonville Rd (County Route 127), on the right when traveling north.
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
47New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Burtonville — The Schoharie Creek At Burtonville
On Burtonville Road (County Route 127), on the right when traveling north.
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
48New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Christian Church
On East Lykers Road (County Route 103), on the right when traveling west.
Erected in 1813 James Wilson First Pastor Elder John Ross Pastor 1822 - 1872 Map (db m60928) HM
49New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Early Militia Training — Ground & Arsenal
On Sara Lib Road at Gordon Road, on the right when traveling south on Sara Lib Road.
Here British & Indians were attacked by Patriots in Revolutionary skirmishMap (db m174874) HM
50New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Grist Mill
On Colyer Road, on the right when traveling east.
Grist Mill Erected 1850 by Judah Burton Son of the 1st Settlers Map (db m31897) HM
51New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Margaret Houck
On E Lykers Rd (County Route 103), on the right when traveling west.
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
52New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Mill Stones
On County Route 160 at Colyer Road, on the right when traveling east on County Route 160.
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
53New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — Samuel Tallmadge Grave Site
On Oak Ridge Road (New York State Route 30A), on the right when traveling south.
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
54New York, Montgomery County, Charleston — William McConkey Grave Site
On Oak Ridge Road (New York State Route 30A), on the right when traveling south.
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
55New York, Montgomery County, Charleston Corners — Town of Charleston
On Corbin Hill Road, on the right when traveling south.
Formed March 12, 1793, one of the oldest towns in Montgomery County. Named for Charles Van Epps, an early settler.Map (db m139068) HM
56New York, Montgomery County, Charlestown — Friends Meeting
On Sloansville Road (New York State Route 145), on the left when traveling south.
Site of Charleston Preparative meeting established 1815 from Duanesburg monthly meeting. Interments date from 1820.Map (db m145096) HM
57New York, Montgomery County, Currytown — Fort Lewis — Town of Root
On Darrow Road, 0.5 miles south of New York State Route 162, on the left when traveling south.
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
58New York, Montgomery County, Currytown — This Vicinity Raided
On New York State Route 162 east of Darrow Road, on the left when traveling east.
This vicinity raided by Tories and Indians on July 9, 1781 Fort Lewis formed a refugeMap (db m145091) HM
59New York, Montgomery County, Florida — Associate Church
On Scotch Church Road (New York State Route 160), on the right.
Associate Church Organized about 1786 by Associate Presbytery of Pennsylvania. 1st ministers: Mairs, Banks, Donaldson, Campbell. 1st church built 1800. Map (db m45792) HM
60New York, Montgomery County, Florida — Scotch Church Cemetery
On Scotch Church Road (New York State Route 160), on the right when traveling west.
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
61New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — A Liberty Pole
On New York State Route 5, 0.3 miles west of Hickory Hill Road (County Route 33), on the right when traveling west.
A Liberty Pole erected on this spot occasioned the first blood shed in old Tryon County in May 1776Map (db m81119) HM
62New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Camp Mohawk
On New York State Route 30A.
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
63New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Can-a-Gor-Ha — 1666-1693
On New York State Route 5, on the left when traveling east.
Mohawk Indian castle burned by French and Indians 1693Map (db m131354) HM
64New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga
On Hickory Hill Road, on the right when traveling west.
Lower Mohawk Indian Castle 1667 Ruled By Turtle Clan. Jesuit Mission of St. Peter's Destroyed in Raid of 1693 Map (db m67065) HM
65New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga — and St. Peter Chapel
On Hickory Hill Road (County Road 33) 0.4 miles west of State Highway 5, on the right when traveling east.
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
66New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780
On Broadway at Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway.
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
67New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga Castle Site — 1666-1693 — Declared a National Historical Place, August of 1973 —
On Hickory Hill Road (County Road 33) 0.4 miles west of State Highway 5, on the right when traveling west.
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
68New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawga Church
Approaching the site of old Caughnawga Church erected 1763Map (db m131356) HM
69New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Connolly Inn
On New York State Route 5, on the left.
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
70New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Court House
On Railroad Street, on the right when traveling east.
Erected in 1836 when Fonda became County Seat. Scene of many social, religious and political meetings Map (db m59070) HM
71New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Douw Fonda
On Bridge Street S (New York State Route 30A), on the right when traveling north.
Early Settler and Trader. Village Named for him. Trading Post burned and Fonda killed in 1780 Raid.Map (db m66547) HM
72New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Fonda
On Broadway at Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway.
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
73New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Fonda Cemetery
On Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling north.
Old [Caughnawaga] Cemetery. Village property since 1855. Many early settlers buried here. Also 6 Revolutionary soldiers.Map (db m131373) HM
74New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Fonda Tavern
On New York State Route 5 at Switzer Hill Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 5.
Built About 1781 By John Fonda Of Tryon County Militia Map (db m66777) HM
75New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Jail Limit Marker
On Switzer Hill Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
76New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — James Shanahan
On Mohawk Drive (County Route 26) at 3rd Ave., on the right on Mohawk Drive.
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
77New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Kateri's Home
On New York State Route 5, 0.4 miles west of Hickory Hill Road, on the right when traveling west.
• 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
78New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Liberty Pole
On New York State Route 5 west of Hickory Hill Road (County Route 33), on the right when traveling west.
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
79New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Major General Richard Montgomery
On Broadway at Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway.
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
80New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Mohawk Area — Historic New York
On New York State Route 5, on the right when traveling east.
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
81New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Montgomery County Korean War Veterans Monument
On Center Street (Route 30A).
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
82New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Peggy Wemple Tavern and Mill
On Cayadutta Street at Putnam Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Cayadutta Street.
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
83New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Reformed Dutch Church of Caughnawaga
On East Main Street (New York State Route 5) east of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling east.
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
84New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Site of Early Home of Major Jelles Fonda
On New York State Route 5, on the left when traveling east.
A prominent merchant of the Mohawk Valley and an Indian trader. Here was located an Indian village.Map (db m210316) HM
85New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The 115th & 153rd Regiments
On Broadway, on the right when traveling north.
In Memory Of The 115th and 153rd Regimentsm 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
86New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — A 19th-Century World Wonder
Near NY Thruway (Interstate 90) when traveling west.
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
87New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — Welcoming the World
Near NY Thruway (Interstate 90) when traveling west.
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
88New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — The Canal That Changed America
Near NY Thruway (Interstate 90) when traveling west.
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
89New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — Not Just Big. New York State Big
Near NY Thruway (Interstate 90), on the right when traveling west.
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
90New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — Build a Canal, Build a Nation
Near NY Thruway (Interstate 90), on the right when traveling west.
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
91New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Thomas Romeyn
On East Main Street (New York State Route 5) east of Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
92New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784
On Broadway at Park Street, on the right when traveling north on Broadway.
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
93New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Veeder Home
On New York State Route 5, on the right.
Built about 1781 by Major Abraham Veeder who kept an inn here and operated a ferry across the riverMap (db m131375) HM
94New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Wemple Tavern
On Putnam Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Erected 1780 by "Peggy" Wemple, Revolutionary heroineMap (db m131371) HM
95New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — A Mohawk House Unearthed — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
On Schoharie Street south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
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
96New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — Building Block of the Erie Canal
On Schoharie Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
97New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — Canal Dams — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
On Schoharie Street south of Main Street (County Route 27), on the left when traveling south.
Dams played a vital role in the operation of both the original and the Enlarged Erie Canals. Although only one dam was in use here at any given time, several dams were built throughout the 19th century to replace those constantly being destroyed . . . Map (db m176625) HM
98New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — East Guard Lock — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
On Schoharie Street south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
In front of you are the stone remains of the East Guard Lock, which date to the original Erie Canal. A key element to the canal's operation was controlling the amount of water entering the system. Too much water was more dangerous than too little. . . . Map (db m88430) HM
99New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — In the Wake of Hurricane Irene — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
On Schoharie Street south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south.
On August 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene produced historic flooding that caused the Schoharie Creek to breach its banks and destroy the site's parking lot. As the flood water receded, a number of stone walls and numerous artifacts associated with the . . . Map (db m88541) HM
100New York, Montgomery County, Fort Hunter — Jan Wemp (Wemple)
On Queen Anne Road.
Early settler, obtained from Mohawk Indians 450 acres of land in 1737. Was one of contractors who built Queen Anne Chapel and Fort Hunter.Map (db m213131) HM

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