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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fonda, 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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> 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
Fonda is in Montgomery County
      Montgomery County (201)  
      Fulton County (143)  
      Herkimer County (104)  
      Otsego County (91)  
      Saratoga County (496)  
      Schenectady County (166)  
      Schoharie County (138)  
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1New 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
2New 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
3New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Can-a-Gor-Ha — 1666-1693
Mohawk Indian castle burned by French and Indians 1693Map (db m131354) HM
4New 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
5New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga — and 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
6New 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
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7New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawaga Castle Site — 1666-1693 — 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
8New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Caughnawga Church
Approaching the site of old Caughnawga Church erected 1763Map (db m131356) HM
9New 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
10New 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
11New 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
12New 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
13New 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
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14New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Fonda Tavern
Built About 1781 By John Fonda Of Tryon County Militia Map (db m66777) HM
15New 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
16New 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
17New 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
18New 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
19New 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
20New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Mohawk Area — Historic 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
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21New 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
22New 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
23New 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
24New 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
25New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The 115th & 153rd Regiments
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
26New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — A 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
27New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — Welcoming 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
28New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — The 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
29New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — Not 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
30New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — The Erie Canal — Build 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
31New 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
32New 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
33New 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
34New York, Montgomery County, Fonda — Wemple Tavern
Erected 1780 by "Peggy" Wemple, Revolutionary heroineMap (db m131371) HM
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Jan. 27, 2023