“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Fort Hunter, 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 (198) Fulton County, NY (143) Herkimer County, NY (102) Otsego County, NY (86) Saratoga County, NY (487) Schenectady County, NY (163) Schoharie County, NY (133)  MontgomeryCounty(198) Montgomery County (198)  FultonCounty(143) Fulton County (143)  HerkimerCounty(102) Herkimer County (102)  OtsegoCounty(86) Otsego County (86)  SaratogaCounty(487) Saratoga County (487)  SchenectadyCounty(163) Schenectady County (163)  SchoharieCounty(133) Schoharie County (133)
Fonda is the county seat for Montgomery County
Fort Hunter is in Montgomery County
      Montgomery County (198)  
      Fulton County (143)  
      Herkimer County (102)  
      Otsego County (86)  
      Saratoga County (487)  
      Schenectady County (163)  
      Schoharie County (133)  
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1New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — A Mohawk House Unearthed — Schoharie 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Historical documents identify this general area as the location of the Lower Mohawk Castle throughout the 1700s.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
2New 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
3New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Canal Dams — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
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
4New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — East Guard Lock — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
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
5New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — In the Wake of Hurricane Irene — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
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
6New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Lock 30
Lock 30 of the Enlarged Erie Canal was built between 1838 and 1841 in this location to allow for the efficient operation of the Schoharie Aqueduct, which carried the canal over, and totally apart from, the Schoharie Creek. Prior to the aqueduct's . . . Map (db m66552) HM
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7New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Once A Farm — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
Along with remnants of an English fort, a Mohawk village, and the original Erie Canal, this location also contains features that echo back to the time when the hamlet of Fort Hunter was an agricultural community. Two modest farm houses, a corn . . . Map (db m88545) HM
8New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Original Erie Canal — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
The partially water-filled ditch in front of you is a portion of the Erie Canal. Construction of this canal began July 4, 1817, in Rome, New York. The canal was dug in two directions at the same time, west toward Buffalo and east toward Albany. . . . Map (db m88433) HM
9New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Putman's Lock Grocery
Putman's Lock Grocery, owned by the Garret Putman family from 1855 into the 1900s, is typical of the many stores which lined the canal. Part of the store, which contained living quarters and rooms for rent, was destroyed by fire in the 1930s. The . . . Map (db m47503) HM
10New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site was established in 1966 to honor the great contributions of the Erie Canal to the growth of both New York State and the entire nation. Schoharie Crossing is dedicated to protecting the many remaining . . . Map (db m88337) HM
11New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Site of First Bridge
Built by Isaac Depuy across Schoharie Creek, 1796-97. Partially destroyed by ice Febuary 23, 1814 Map (db m68005) HM
12New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Site of Last Mohawk Indian Village
Site Of I-Can-De-Ro-Ga or Ti-On-On-To-Gen. Lower Castle Mohawks' Wolfclan. Last Mohawk Indian Village in valley, 1700-1775. Map (db m47294) HM
13New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Site of Old Fort Hunter
Site of Old Fort Hunter Built 1711-12 by order of Gov. Hunter for Protection of Mohawk Indians. Was Stockaded and Surrounded Queen Anne Chapel. Map (db m47293) HM
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14New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — Site of Queen Anne Chapel
Site of Queen Anne Chapel Built 1711-12 for use of Mohawk Indians. Torn down 1821 to make way for Erie Canal Map (db m47295) HM
15New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — The Fort by the Village — Schoharie Crossing — State Historic Site —
Long before the Erie Canal was constructed, Schoharie Crossing was home to a Mohawk village called the Lower Castle, which consisted of 40-50 houses surrounded by a defensive palisade. Following a request for missionaries made by Mohawk chiefs . . . Map (db m88534) HM
16New York (Montgomery County), Fort Hunter — The Schoharie Aqueduct — Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
The stone structure extending about halfway across Schoharie Creek in front of you is what remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct. Built between 1839 and 1841 as part of the Enlarged Erie Canal, the Schoharie Aqueduct was perhaps the single greatest . . . Map (db m142208) HM
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Sep. 30, 2022