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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rome, New York

Clickable Map of Oneida 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> Oneida County, NY (189) Herkimer County, NY (102) Lewis County, NY (19) Madison County, NY (76) Oswego County, NY (80) Otsego County, NY (84)  OneidaCounty(189) Oneida County (189)  HerkimerCounty(102) Herkimer County (102)  LewisCounty(19) Lewis County (19)  MadisonCounty(76) Madison County (76)  OswegoCounty(80) Oswego County (80)  OtsegoCounty(84) Otsego County (84)
Utica is the county seat for Oneida County
Rome is in Oneida County
      Oneida County (189)  
      Herkimer County (102)  
      Lewis County (19)  
      Madison County (76)  
      Oswego County (80)  
      Otsego County (84)  
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1New York (Oneida County), Rome — “Alley Oop”
Created in the 1940s, Alley Oop once stood watch outside the barracks of the former Rome Air Depot. Named after the prehistoric comic strip character, servicemen crafted the statue in their spare time to guard the facility. Thanks to the . . . Map (db m154124) HM
2New York (Oneida County), Rome — ArtillerymenFort Stanwix National Monument
Artillery was a specialist discipline, requiring knowledge of math and use of measuring tools to calculate trajectories of cannon and mortar. Artillery soldiers therefore received better pay and living conditions than regular soldiers, although . . . Map (db m76037) HM
3New York (Oneida County), Rome — Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr.
Colonel in the Continental Army. Served in Canada with Montgomery in 1775 in campaign against Quebec. Successfully defended Fort Stanwix in 1777 against the allied British and Indian forces under St. Leger, preventing their junction with Burgoyne . . . Map (db m54179) HM
4New York (Oneida County), Rome — British Trenches
During the Siege — of — Fort Stanwix Aug. 2-22, 1777 ——— • ——— The British dug their zigzag trenches or approaches, directed against the northwest bastion, across the site . . . Map (db m54161) HM
5New York (Oneida County), Rome — Christopher P. Destito1955-2010 — Rome's Ambassador to the World —
Chris was the devoted husband of New York State Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito for almost 25 years, and adored their son, Christopher, with whom he enjoyed many wonderful hours supporting all of his activities. The youngest child of Angela L. and . . . Map (db m181306) HM
6New York (Oneida County), Rome — Clinton's Ditch(Old Erie Canal)
Construction began in Rome N.Y. on July 4, 1817. The canal measured 40'x 28'x 4' and was 363 miles long. It went from Albany to Buffalo and was used into the 1830's.Map (db m54216) HM
7New York (Oneida County), Rome — Commandant’s QuartersFort Stanwix National Monument
This room has been laid out to look like the commandant’s quarters. The original quarters were located in the headquarters building, which was not reconstructed. The fort commander was a man of wealth and high social status, which was reflected in . . . Map (db m76019) HM
8New York (Oneida County), Rome — Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
The outcome of the American Revolution, and the opening of the West during both wartime and peace, hinged upon events at this gateway between East and West. Walk the Oneida Carrying Place Rediscover this trail between East and West . . . Map (db m33310) HM
9New York (Oneida County), Rome — During the siege of Fort Stanwix Aug. 1777
During the siege of Fort Stanwix Aug. 1777 the Main British Camp was between this point and the bluff to the southMap (db m54159) HM
10New York (Oneida County), Rome — Erie Canal
Construction began here July 4, 1817. First boat trip from Rome to Utica Oct. 22, 1819. 363 Mile Canal completed Oct. 20, 1825Map (db m11952) HM
11New York (Oneida County), Rome — Erie Canal Enlargement
Begun in the 1830's and enlarged to 70'x 56'x 7'. The improvement included double and larger locks and the capacity of handling more traffic. The enlargement was used until 1918 when the barge canal opened and horse-drawn boats became a thing of the . . . Map (db m54197) HM
12New York (Oneida County), Rome — Family QuartersFort Stanwix National Monument
Throughout the war, soldiers would have been accompanied by their families as they had no other way of supporting them. Later in the war it became common for officers, running low on assets, to also have their families join them. Most families . . . Map (db m76036) HM
13New York (Oneida County), Rome — Fort Bull
250 Paces from here is the site of Fort Bull the scene of fierce struggles during the early Indian Wars- twenty years before the revolution Map (db m43098) HM
14New York (Oneida County), Rome — Fort Bull
On Water Route Destroyed And Many Killed By French & Indians March 27 1756 Map (db m100362) HM
15New York (Oneida County), Rome — 473 — Fort Craven
Site of fort destroyed on Aug. 31, 1756 by retreating British army to prevent capture by French during French and Indian WarMap (db m132662) HM
16New York (Oneida County), Rome — Fort StanwixDefending the Mohawk Valley — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
Fort large and well situated. The Examination of this fortification gave me a better idea of the strength and Importance of a Fort than any thing I ever before saw or Read. Captain Joseph Bloomfield, 1776Map (db m33300) HM
17New York (Oneida County), Rome — 472 — Fort Williams
Constructed 1755 to guard Upper Mohawk River landing. Destroyed August 31, 1756 by retreating British army during French and Indian War.Map (db m152618) HM
18New York (Oneida County), Rome — Futile Approach — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
During the August 1777 Siege of Fort Stanwix, British forces dug trenches near this site. This attempt to bring their guns closer to the fort's powder magazine, located in the bastion in front of you, failed. At the end of the three-week siege, . . . Map (db m32485) HM
19New York (Oneida County), Rome — Guard DutyFort Stanwix National Monument
All soldiers were responsible for guard duty on a rotation basis. Each 24-hour period was the responsibility of one or more companies, each consisting of 40-60 soldiers. During this period they shared all guarding duties, sleeping and patrolling in . . . Map (db m76012) HM
20New York (Oneida County), Rome — Historic Lower Landing Place
For generations, in seasons of low water, the bateaux of traders and of the armies were here removed from the Mohawk (as the river then flowed) and conveyed across the Oneida carrying place to be re-launched in Wood Creek. Here, Aug. 2, 1777, . . . Map (db m54145) HM
21New York (Oneida County), Rome — 583 — Jervis Homestead
John B. Jervis, 1795-1885, built this home 1857-1858. Engineer for Erie Canal, NYC Croton Aqueduct and Harlem River High Bridge.Map (db m152622) HM
22New York (Oneida County), Rome — Jervis LibraryFounded by John Bloomfield Jervis — Born Huntington, N.Y. 1795 — Died Rome, N.Y. 1885 —
An eminent canal, railway and waterworks engineer, he began his career in connection with the Erie Canal construction at Rome in 1817. He was chief engineer for the completion of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, and for the original Croton Aqueduct . . . Map (db m104656) HM
23New York (Oneida County), Rome — 130 — Jervis Public Library
Jervis Public Library has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m152623) HM
24New York (Oneida County), Rome — Jesse Williams
Northwest 35 rods Jesse Williams in 1851 inaugurated the cheese factory system thus revolutionizing dairying.Map (db m165460) HM
25New York (Oneida County), Rome — Junior Officers’ QuartersFort Stanwix National Monument
In contrast to the European military, where officer’s commissions were usually bought, in the Continental army it was possible to earn battlefield promotions. In this way even enlisted men could become junior ranking officers (e.g. ensign, . . . Map (db m76038) HM
26New York (Oneida County), Rome — Missionary’s QuartersFort Stanwix National Monument
While missionaries generally went into Indian lands simply with a desire to spread the word of the Christian God and to do good works, the American Revolution involved them in political missions as well. Both the Americans and the British used . . . Map (db m76044) HM
27New York (Oneida County), Rome — Orderly RoomFort Stanwix National Monument
The orderly room was the headquarters of the fort, where officers conducted the general business of the fort: writing daily garrison orders, holding meetings, completing paperwork and staging Courts Martial. This room has been laid out to look . . . Map (db m76021) HM
28New York (Oneida County), Rome — Powder MagazineFort Stanwix National Monument
This bombproof, being relatively dry, was used as the powder magazine. This was revealed through period documentation, and it also explains why the British targeted this part of the fort during the 1777 siege. Munitions stored in this bombproof . . . Map (db m76013) HM
29New York (Oneida County), Rome — Revolutionary Battlefields — NY State Historical Marker —
Revolutionary battlefields and colonial fort sitesMap (db m39833) HM
30New York (Oneida County), Rome — Rome
Rome March 4th 1796 Village incorporated 1819 City incorporated Feb. 23, 1870Map (db m54219) HM
31New York (Oneida County), Rome — Rome Court House
Rome Court House Rebuilt 1849, Greek Revival Style, public square given by Dominick Lynch, replaced one built 1807 as system of half-shire towns began wings and dome added 1902Map (db m54234) HM
32New York (Oneida County), Rome — Rome's Italian Heritage
More than 2,000 Italians immigrated to Rome between 1890 and 1929. They found work in the expanding factories of East Rome and encouraged their families and friends to move here. Generations later, this neighborhood is still a cultural center for . . . Map (db m141835) HM
33New York (Oneida County), Rome — Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts addressed two thousand Romans from this site September 29, 1960, in his quest for the presidency of the United States.Map (db m43355) HM
34New York (Oneida County), Rome — Soldiers’ Quarters: Barracks BuildingFort Stanwix National Monument
Compare this barracks building to the other soldiers’ quarters in the casemates. At first glance this might look like a far more pleasant environment than the dark casemates. However, look at the gaps in the walls and consider how cold it would get . . . Map (db m76041) HM
35New York (Oneida County), Rome — Soldiers’ Quarters: CasemateFort Stanwix National Monument
This space represents a typical quarters for regular soldiers. A casemate of this size would have housed at least 40 soldiers every night. The soldiers cooked and ate by the fire, and slept on the straw bunks. Soldiers slept sitting up because it . . . Map (db m76035) HM
36New York (Oneida County), Rome — Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege HospitalFort Stanwix National Monument
This bombproof, with a ventilation shaft leading to the top of the bastion, was considered the best place for keeping food (salt meat, peas, flour, rice and vinegar) and other non-weapon supplies. For most of the fort’s history, it was a storage . . . Map (db m76011) HM
37New York (Oneida County), Rome — Stars & Stripes First Flew in BattleFort Stanwix
Here Aug. 3, 1777 the Stars & Stripes First Flew In Battle Above the Southwest Bastion of Fort Stanwix (Schuyler) Here Aug 2d to 22d Col. Peter Gansevoort's New York & Massachusetts Continentals successfully . . . Map (db m32402) HM
38New York (Oneida County), Rome — Surgeon’s Day RoomFort Stanwix National Monument
In a room such as this, the fort surgeon would have diagnosed the sick and treated the day-to-day illnesses of the garrison. The main illnesses were muscle strain due to the constant hard labor needed to run the fort, and infectious diseases . . . Map (db m76033) HM
39New York (Oneida County), Rome — SuttlerFort Stanwix National Monument
The suttler was a civilian trader who acted as a link between the fort and the outside world. He traded with local American Indians, periodically taking furs to Albany to exchange for money or other goods. Soldiers and their families could . . . Map (db m76043) HM
40New York (Oneida County), Rome — The Central N.Y. School for the Deaf
Founded Jan. 27, 1875 by Alphonso Johnson, Thomas Gallaudet and Rome citizens.Map (db m152620) HM
41New York (Oneida County), Rome — The Erie Canal - July 4, 1817Historic New York
The ceremonies outside the village of Rome on Independence Day, 1817, climaxed years of discussion about building the Erie Canal. Dignitaries and local citizens assembled at sunrise to attend the start of construction. Judge Joshua Hathaway, a . . . Map (db m50330) HM
42New York (Oneida County), Rome — The Fort Community... — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
Fort Stanwix is best known for the 1777 siege, but such dramatic events were not a feature of everyday life here. Limited space inside the fort forced some soldiers and a few of their wives and children to live outside the walls. A unique . . . Map (db m33285) HM
43New York (Oneida County), Rome — The Gateway between East and West.... — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
For centuries water was the easiest way to move people, goods, and ideas. Hundreds of tons of trade goods passed over the Oneida Carrying Place — here raw materials sent east from the Great Lakes region passed manufactured goods heading west. . . . Map (db m32584) HM
44New York (Oneida County), Rome — The Oneida Carrying Place
. . . Map (db m32411) HM
45New York (Oneida County), Rome — Their voices heard... — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
Built on the foundation of the original 18th-century fort, this reconstruction provides insight into the experiences of those who lived here. Their stories are preserved in recreated rooms, barracks, and exhibits. Their stories are told . . . Map (db m33286) HM
46New York (Oneida County), Rome — U.S. Arsenal
Site of U.S. Arsenal Maintained as an arsenal during the war of 1812 and subsequently until 1873.Map (db m43285) HM
47New York (Oneida County), Rome — Unknown Soldiers
Here rest Unknown Soldiers of the American Revolution 1775 – 1783Map (db m76047) HM
48New York (Oneida County), Rome — Unrealized Expectations — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
The British gun battery of four cannons and four mortars was located near the brick-red high rise building you see today in front of you. These relatively small weapons were unable to cause significant damage to the fort. British commander . . . Map (db m32705) HM
49New York (Oneida County), Rome — Upper Landing Place
Head of navigation on the Mohawk in former days. Here for untold ages pre-Indian drew forth his canoe and transported it to Wood Creek. Here, also, for many decades, in times of normal water the white man landed his bateau. During the siege of . . . Map (db m54149) HM
50New York (Oneida County), Rome — Visiting Officers’ LodgingFort Stanwix National Monument
Regiments were posted to the fort anywhere from four months to two years. As companies moved in and out of the fort, a space like this served as temporary lodging for the officers of a newly arriving regiment. Such space also housed officers . . . Map (db m76034) HM
51New York (Oneida County), Rome — Walking on an ancient trail... — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
For centuries American Indians, traders, soldiers, and travelers crossed over this very path. Here goods and ideas were exchanged. The name of this portage trail between two river systems is the "Oneida Carrying Place." It served as a major . . . Map (db m32662) HM
52New York (Oneida County), Rome — Water for the Garrison — Fort Stanwix National Monument —
The spring-fed stream, reconstructed here, supplied the garrison with water for drinking and washing. Extending out from the fort was an elevated latrine called a "necessary." It ran into a short channel that fed downstream to the fort's garden. . . . Map (db m32417) HM
53New York (Oneida County), Rome — Willett BridgeErected 1929
At midnight Aug. 8, 1777, Fort Stanwix being invested by the British, Lieut. Col. Marinus Willett and Lieut. Stockwell threaded their way through the swamp then intervening, crossed the Mohawk River by means of a log, slipped between the hostile . . . Map (db m138790) HM WM
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Jul. 4, 2022