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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fonda
Fonda, New York and Vicinity
▶ Montgomery County (185) ▶ Fulton County (126) ▶ Herkimer County (102) ▶ Otsego County (56) ▶ Saratoga County (460) ▶ Schenectady County (159) ▶ Schoharie County (113)
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|A Liberty Pole erected on this spot occasioned the first blood shed in old Tryon County in May 1776 — — Map (db m81119) HM|
|Mohawk Indian castle burned by French and Indians 1693 — — Map (db m131354) HM|
Lower Mohawk Indian
Castle 1667 Ruled By
Turtle Clan. Jesuit
Mission of St. Peter's
Destroyed in Raid of 1693
— — Map (db m67065) HM|
| 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|
|Approaching the site of old Caughnawga Church erected 1763 — — Map (db m131356) HM|
|stood at Yosts where there was a toll gate and a bridge across the Mohawk which was swept away by high water and never rebuilt — — Map (db m131350) HM|
Erected in 1836 when Fonda
became County Seat.
Scene of many social,
religious and political
— — Map (db m59070) HM|
Early Settler and Trader
Village Named for Him
Trading Post Burned and
Fonda Killed in 1780 Raid
Her. & Gen. Soc.
Of Mont. Co.
— — Map (db m66547) HM|
| Fonda 1836-1918 *
Mohawk Turnpike Improved 1800
Utica & Schenectady R.R. Built,
Station Named for Pioneer
Montogomery Co. Agricultural
Society Formed Oct. 13, 1844
First County Fair held at
Court House Nov. 11-12, 1844 . . . — — Map (db m59765) HM|
|Old [Caughnawaga] Cemetery.
Village property since 1855.
Many early settlers buried here.
Also 6 Revolutionary soldiers. — — Map (db m131373) HM|
Built About 1781 By
Of Tryon County Militia
— — Map (db m66777) HM|
|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 1840s — — Map (db m131372) HM|
|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|
| Major General
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|
| 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|
|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|
|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 Army — — Map (db m131359) HM|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.
A Tale Of . . . — — Map (db m129784) HM|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
|Built about 1781 by Major Abraham Veeder who kept an inn here and operated a ferry across the river — — Map (db m131375) HM|
|Erected 1780 by "Peggy" Wemple, Revolutionary heroine — — Map (db m131371) HM|