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By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 11, 2018
James Mereness Marker at the Village of Ames Museum
New York (Montgomery County), Ames — James Mereness
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — "Mother Lake"
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — 5th Ward War Memorial
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Adriucha
Site of first mill west of Schenectady 1700. Land purchased 1600 by Philip DeGroot family. Land part of Comfort Patent — Map (db m130693) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Amsterdam World War Memorial
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Chuctanunda Terrace Site
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Claus Mansion — 200 Ft South
Built 1762 by Sir Wm. Johnson for his daughter Nancy. [It] stood between the river and the present railroad track. — Map (db m136954) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Donato (Dan) Persico, Chief T/M
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Green Hill Cemetery
Green Hill Cemetery Established 1857 Victorian Rural Cemetery Designed by Burton A. Thomas N.Y.S. & National Registers of Historical Places 2005 — Map (db m88511) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Guy Park — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Guy Park, 1766
Guy Park, 1766 Built by Sir William Johnson for Daughter, Molly, wife of Col. Guy Johnson. Johnsons left for Canada in 1775 — Map (db m50053) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Hurricana Stock Farm
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — James Allin Inn
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — 477 — Kirk Douglas
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Manny’s Corners Cemetery — About 1790
Contains graves of four Revolutionary soldiers. — Map (db m130669) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Old Manny Inn
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Pettengill Home
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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Pvt. Frank J. Sirchia Memorial — Dedicated in Memory of All Veterans
In honor of Frank J. Sirchia Born March 1, 1924 Killed in action June 6, 1944 on the Normandy Beachhead in France 29th Infantry Division — Map (db m137662) WM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Sanford Mansion
Home of Stephen Sanford Industrial Pioneer, Rugmaker and Philanthropist c. 1860 Donated by John Sanford for Amsterdam City Hall 1932 — Map (db m11611) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — Sweet Canal Store
»————› 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
New York (Montgomery County), Amsterdam — This is Mohawk Country — Historic New York
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
New York (Montgomery County), Auriesville — Isaac Jogues — Apostle of the Mohawks
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
New York (Montgomery County), Auriesville — Kateri Tekakwitha — Iroquois Maiden — Lily of the Mohawks —
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 . . . — Map (db m88331) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Auriesville — Ossernenon
Ossernenon Lower Mohawk Indian Castle 1642-1659. Father Jogues and Rene Goupil martyred here. Tekakwitha born here. — Map (db m88249) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Auriesville — The National Martyrs' Shrine of America — Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs
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
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Canajoharie
Name means "pot that washes itself.” The pothole is in bed of creek below at entrance to Canajoharie Gorge — Map (db m130954) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Canajoharie Academy
Site of Canajoharie Academy 1824-92 Susan B. Anthony Taught Here 1846 50. Charles F. Wheelock, Prin., 1880-91 — Map (db m57934) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Canajoharie/Canalway Trail/Pathway Through Mountains
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
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Chester B. Hoke
"Bromley" Hoke (1847-1913) Canajoharie native served in 54th Mass. Regt, one of nation's 1st black troops to fight in the Civil War — Map (db m137292) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Christopher P. Yates
Site of home of Christopher P. Yates, Montgomery County delegate to Constitutional Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 26 July 1788 — Map (db m130959) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Northeastern Terminal
This fountain marks the northeastern terminal of the Continental Road, constructed under the supervision of General James Clinton, to Otsego Lake June 17, 1778 — Map (db m130981) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Routes of the Armies — Of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton — 1779 —
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
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Shaper Quarry — 1829 - 150th Anniversary - 1979
Furnished stone for the Brooklyn Bridge shipped to New York via the Erie Canal — Map (db m130956) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Sullivan-Clinton Campaign — 1779
Portage route of General James Clinton's army Canajoharie to Otsego Lake 2000 men, 300 wagons, 200 batteaux and supplies moved overland — Map (db m130969) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — The Canalway Trail: Canajoharie/ To Market, to Market
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
New York (Montgomery County), Canajoharie — Van Alstyne Homestead
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 1775 — Map (db m22527) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — 12 — Amos Clayton — Legends & Lore
1875-1942 AKA "Amy" or Island Hermit. Peddler Who Walked Great Distances, Danced For Pennies. Inspired Many Local Tales — Map (db m101679) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Baptist Church
Baptist Church Erected 1793 Elijah Herrick 1st Pastor — Map (db m70206) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Burton House
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
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Burtonville — The Schoharie Creek At Burtonville
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
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Christian Church
Erected in 1813 James Wilson First Pastor Elder John Ross Pastor 1822 - 1872 — Map (db m60928) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Grist Mill
Grist Mill Erected 1850 by Judah Burton Son of the 1st Settlers — Map (db m31897) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Margaret Houck
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
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Mill Stones
From early grist mill owned by Judah Burton. Mill Site located on Colyer Road. Donated to the town by Joseph A. Gregar — Map (db m31838) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — Samuel Tallmadge Grave Site
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
New York (Montgomery County), Charleston — William McConkey Grave Site
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
New York (Montgomery County), Florida — Associate Church
Associate Church Organized about 1786 by Associate Presbytery of Pennsylvania. 1st ministers: Mairs, Banks, Donaldson, Campbell. 1st church built 1800. — Map (db m45792) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Florida — Scotch Church Cemetery
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
New 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 1776 — Map (db m81119) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Can-a-Gor-Ha — 1666-1693
Mohawk Indian castle burned by French and Indians 1693 — Map (db m131354) HM
New 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
New 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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Caughnawga Church
Approaching the site of old Caughnawga Church erected 1763 — Map (db m131356) HM
New 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 rebuilt — Map (db m131350) HM
New 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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Douw Fonda
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
New 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
New 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

New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Fonda Tavern
Built About 1781 By John Fonda Of Tryon County Militia — Map (db m66777) HM
New 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 1840s — Map (db m131372) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 Army — Map (db m131359) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 . . . — Map (db m129784) HM

New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Veeder Home
Built about 1781 by Major Abraham Veeder who kept an inn here and operated a ferry across the river — Map (db m131375) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Wemple Tavern
Erected 1780 by "Peggy" Wemple, Revolutionary heroine — Map (db m131371) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 destoyed by fire in the 1930s. The . . . — Map (db m47503) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Johnson — Fort Johnson, 1749
Third Mohawk Valley House built by Sir William Johnson. Important military post and Indian Council place of 1754-60 — Map (db m46976) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Johnson — Johnson Trail
Used by Sir Wm Johnson 1742- 1774 between Fort Johnson and Johnson Hall. A Bi-Centennial in 1938 celebrated his arrival in America. — Map (db m5690) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Army Camp
Of Gen. Van Rensselaer's American Army, Oct. 19, 1780. Also site of Palatine Church 1770 — Map (db m137537) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Battle of Stone Arabia — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
In October 1780 Sir John Johnson led an British raiding force of 875 men up the Schoharie Creek and then west along the Mohawk River, destroying almost every farm in their path. At Stone Arabia, the vanguard of his troops engaged Massachusetts . . . — Map (db m120862) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Clinton March
1779 Clinton March Colonel Lewis DuBois with 5th New York Regiment and Artillery left Fort Plain for Otsego Lake, June 25, 1779 — Map (db m75282) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Diefendorf Hall
Woman's rights leaders Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton spoke here March 25, 1867 on universal suffrage. — Map (db m136735) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Fort Failing
Home and place of refuge built circa 1770 by Nicholas Failing for his son Henry. Later the home of Col. Hendrick Frey — Map (db m137277) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Fort Plain
"Let the Work of Our Fathers Stand" * * * * * On the Adjacent Hill Summit Stood Fort Plain, Erected 1776, and Its Blockhouse, Built 1780. Military Headquarters of the Mohawk Valley 1780 -1784 Gen. Washington Here July 30, 1783 * * * * * Erected by . . . — Map (db m5282) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Fort Plain
← 1776-1788 Northern limit of raid by Brant's Indians-Tories 16 killed - 60 captured 100 buildings burned Aug. 2, 1780 — Map (db m5286) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Fort Plain Free Library
Fort Plain Free Library Formed 1885 By Women's Library Association and Martha Bortle, Local Educator. Chartered 1894. — Map (db m95733) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Fort Plain War Memorial
In honor of the Patriots who labored and fought for the cause of American Liberty in the Mohawk Valley 1777-1783 — Map (db m136882) WM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — 361 — Greene House
Home of Nelson B. Greene from 1885 to 1955. Managed Mohawk Valley Register. Artist, illustrator, authored local histories. — Map (db m132732) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Henry Seeber
Grave of Henry Seeber, pioneer, patriot & Revolutionary soldier — Map (db m130962) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Loucks Tavern
Site of first meeting place Palatine District Committee of Safety August 27, 1774 — Map (db m131481) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Palatine Evangelical Lutheran Church — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
This is one of the oldest churches in the Mohawk Valley. Lutheran Palatine Germans built it in 1770 using limestone taken from the creek nearby. The construction cost $155,000 in 2008 dollars with funding donated primarily by the Wagner, Nellis, . . . — Map (db m137547) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — 13 — Revolution in the Mohawk Valley — Fort Plain Museum — Fort Plain —
First Frame of Text: Fort Plain Museum Fort Plain, also known as Fort Rensselaer, was built 1778-79 on two-thirds of an acre of hilltop, an ideal strategic and defensive position. Families from nearby settlements retreated . . . — Map (db m75301) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Sand Hill
Sand Hill Dutch Reformed Church First Built 1750 Burned in 1780 Raid Rebuilt 1785 - Torn Down 1840 — Map (db m75274) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Sand Hill School
Sand Hill School Site of the First School Built in this Section Before Revolution — Map (db m75279) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fort Plain — Te-No-To-Ge
‹——««« Te-No-To-Ge Largest Mohawk Indian Town Visited By Van Den Bogaert 1634 55 Houses - Over 1000 People
Map (db m75281) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — Fultonville Union Free High School
Front 1884 - Original School was built on this land donated by John H. Starin. 1899 -First Class new Regents system. Jan 8, 1923 - Destroyed by fire. Back 1924 - School built to replace original destroyed by fire. 1953 . . . — Map (db m131480) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — Herkimer Home - 1764 — Three miles east of Little Falls on Route 5-S — Historic New York —
General Nicholas Herkimer (1728–1777), one of the first American-born generation of the Palatine Germans who settled the Mohawk Valley, leading farmer-trader of the Valley, and hero of the Battle of Oriskany, built Herkimer Home in . . . — Map (db m4269) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — Johnson Hall - 1763 — Historic New York
Sir William Johnson (1715-1774), Indian trader, statesman, diplomat and Colonial Empire Builder, in 1763 built Johnson Hall, the center of his estate and the scene of many Indian conferences. Coming from Ireland in 1738, Johnson traded with the . . . — Map (db m64987) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — 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 seventeenth . . . — Map (db m64988) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — 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 m75968) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — Sammons Home
Site of Sammons Home Burned During Revolution And Sampson Sammons and His Three Sons Taken Prisoners. Jacob And Frederick Were Taken To Canada But Escaped After Much Suffering — Map (db m67056) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — Site of The Battle of Oriskany — August 6, 1777 — Historic New York —
Historic New York Site of The Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777 Oriskany Battlefield (Eight miles west of Utica) The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodies engagements of the American Revolution. British and Indians here ambushed . . . — Map (db m4267) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Erie Canal — An Engineering Marvel
Locks Open the Way The Erie Canal originally scaled some 700 feet in elevation changes along its route from Rome, New York to Buffalo. This was accomplished by building a series of 83 locks to accomodate changes in water levels. These . . . — Map (db m129907) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Mohawk Valley — A Historical Significance Second to None
By the Numbers 5,900 Square Miles Six thriving Counties More Than 500,000 Residents Homeland of the Iroquois For centuries, the ancestral homeland of the Native American Iroquois included the Mohawk Valley region. French, . . . — Map (db m129846) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Mohawk Valley — A Valley of Challenges
The Burning of the Valleys Aimed at disrupting supply lines and devastating the crops that fed troops during the Revolutionary War, the Burning of the Valleys was a ruthless campaign waged against civilians and led by the British Army, . . . — Map (db m129849) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — The Mohawk Valley — A Proud History of Farming
Feeding an Army A plentiful source of wheat and dairy, the Mohawk and Schoharie Valleys have long been vital farmlands. They were the targets for the British during the revolutionary War because they were important sources of food for the . . . — Map (db m129909) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — Town of Glen — Dedicated to the Sons and Daughters
Dedicated to the sons and daughters of the Town of Glen who served their country in World War II and the Korean Conflict. (Names not transcribed) — Map (db m131443) WM
New York (Montgomery County), Fultonville — Van Epps Home
First home built here 1751 by John E. Van Epps pioneer settler in Fultonville then known as Van Epps Swamp — Map (db m67054) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Hagaman — Anti Slavery Soc.
Amsterdam residents met in this building Nov. 9 1836 to form Amsterdam Anti-slavery Society, Mong. Co.'s 1st stand against slavery — Map (db m131485) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Hagaman — Calvary Reformed
First church in Hagaman. In 1835, erected as Presbyterian North. In 1855, became dutch Reformed. — Map (db m131487) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Hagaman — Cemetery 1774
Cemetery-1774 Owned by Joseph Hagaman, For Whom Village of Hagaman Was Named. Cemetery Restored In 1927. 7 Revolutionary Soldiers are Buried Here — Map (db m76623) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Hagaman — Old Hagaman Cemetery 1774
Abandoned For Many Years. Restored by Lewis E. Harrower in 1927. Cared For by Town of Amsterdam — Map (db m76646) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Hagaman — Pawling Hall
Has Been Placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 2002 By the United States Department of the Interior William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2013Map (db m76606) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Hagaman — War Memorial/ Honor Roll
Village of Hagaman Korean War June 27,1950 - Jan 31,1955 Vietnam War Feb 28, 1961 - Aug 31, 1964 (In Vietnam Combat Zone) Aug 5, 1964 - May 7, 1975 Persian Gulf War Aug 2, 1990 Let no one say anywhere anytime that those who . . . — Map (db m131488) WM
New York (Montgomery County), Johnsville — 484 — Yanney Mill
From ca. 1866-ca. 1907 fine and fancy wool goods were spun, carded, woven and finished in a four-story stone mill on the creek — Map (db m132664) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Minaville — Minaville World War Memorial
In Memory Of 1st Lt. Roy A. Schuyler Co. B, 311th Inf. Killed Sept. 26, 1918 at Bois de Grand Fontaine Buried at St. Mihiel Cemetery Age 28 Years Prt. Simon P. LeRoy Co. C, 80th Inf. Killed Oct 14, 1918 at . . . — Map (db m137344) WM
New York (Montgomery County), Mohawk — Volkert Veeder
Grave and Site of Home of Volkert Veeder Montgomery County Delegate To Constitution Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 26 July 1788 — Map (db m66809) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Nelliston — Fort Wagner
Stone Section of House Was Stockaded Home Of Lt. Col. Peter Wagner Palatine Regt. Tryon County Militia - 1750 — Map (db m120445) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — Fort Frey — 1739
Home of Maj. John Frey Hendrick Frey location at foot of hill 1689 British fort nearby, 1701-1713 — Map (db m137581) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — John Frey
Residence of John Frey, Montgomery County delegate to Constitutional Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June - 26 June 1788. — Map (db m137583) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — Keator's Rift
Here was the most dangerous naviable rapid in the Mohawk River. Before the canal, boatmen would cooperate going upriver — Map (db m131434) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — Spraker Inn
Built in 1795 by the Spraker family. Once famous as a river and turnpike tavern — Map (db m131435) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — Stone Arabia
Lutheran Church 1792 Also site of log church 1729 Settled by Palatines 1712 — Map (db m131499) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — Stone Arabia Battlefield
Lies east of road. Col. Brown's American battalion defeated Oct. 19, 1780 — Map (db m131498) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — This Is Mohawk Country — Historic New York
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 m84167) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Palatine Bridge — Wagner Home
Home of Webster Wagner Palatine Bridge Inventor of Sleeping Car 1858 Palace Car 1867 — Map (db m63091) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Pearth — 18th Century Home
18th Century Home Built by John Gunsaulis This Typical Colonial Plank Home Is Notable for Unique Chimenys, Original Features, Privy and Imposing Size North of the Mohawk — Map (db m46975) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Perth — Healey's Park
1922-1954 Thomas & Edith Healey's Summer Resort & Dance Hall Site of 1855 Sawmill, Dam & Pond — Map (db m40865) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Randall — Volkert Vrooman — Home of
Where according to tradition Washington stayed over night on his visit through the valley — Map (db m130986) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Root — Currytown Reformed Church
Organized 1790. Previous services held in barn of Jacob Dievendorf. First pastor Rev - J. R. H. Hasbrouck. — Map (db m41375) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Root — Dam. That's Not a Bridge?
Mighty floods sweep down the Mohawk almost every spring. Builders of the original Erie Canal recognized the river's power and laid out their artificial waterway well above flood levels. Barge Canal engineers dredged river channels and replaced stone . . . — Map (db m97601) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Root — Enoch Ambler
Home of Enoch Ambler Inventor of First Mowing Machine Patent Signed by Pres. Andrew Jackson in 1834 Heritage & Genealogical Soc. of Montg. CoMap (db m68671) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Root — Then and Now
Although basic principles of operation remain the same, locks along the Erie Canal have changed over the years. The canal's first locks, products of careful stonework by masons, measured 15 feet wide and 90 feet long. The concrete lock that you see . . . — Map (db m130952) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Root — Transportation is King / Modernization
Transportation is King The world kept changing, and the Erie Canal along with it. Completed in 1825, the Canal has been rebuilt - or enlarged - twice. The original Erie Canal, known as Clinton's Ditch, was only 40 feet wide and four feet deep. New . . . — Map (db m130951) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Salt Springville — Ancient Salt Springs
1739 Ancient Salt Springs Nearby David Linsey Discovered The Spring From Which Village was Named Source of Pioneer Supply — Map (db m119962) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Salt Springville — Indian Trail & Military Road
Covered By Clinton's Army In 1779 On March To Join Gen. Sullivan at Tioga — Map (db m70855) WM
New York (Montgomery County), Sprakers — The Canalway Trail: Sprakers / Competition / Anything & Everything
The CanalWay Trail: Sprakers 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 Trails parallels . . . — Map (db m137088) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Sprout Brook — Clinton Road
Route of Gen. Clinton’s American Army of 2000 men, 500 wagons, 200 batteaux, portage Canajoharie-Otsego Lake 1779 — Map (db m130960) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Sprout Brook — Flint Homesite
Flint Homesite Robert Flint - Pioneer and Lieutenant French and Indian Wars, Cornelius Flint - Soldier Revolution — Map (db m48399) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Col. Jacob Klock
This tablet marks the site of the home of Col. Jacob Klock meeting place of the Tryon County Vigilance Committee June 16, 1775 July 10-11, 1775 and first and second town meetings of St. Johnsville. Battle of Klocks Field Oct. . . . — Map (db m137565) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Fort Klock — Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
Fort Klock was built as a fortified farmhouse in 1750, during the unsettled times of the French & Indian Wars. The two-foot-thick limestone walls have loopholes on every side so people inside can defend themselves. A small spring in the cellar could . . . — Map (db m120450) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Jacob Zimmerman
Johann Jacob Zimmerman home Founder of village in 1725 1757 Zimmerman's mill Revolutionary War fort turnpike tavern site 1800 — Map (db m137532) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Klock Fort
The Stone Dwelling 500 Feet South Was Built By Johannis Klock In 1750, And Was Used As A Fort And Place Of Refuge During The Revolutionary War The "Battle of Klock's Field" Was Fought Near Here To The West ~~~ This Tablet Placed Aug. . . . — Map (db m120447) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Klock’s Church
500 feet north on hill. 1750 St. John’s Reformed Church, school and cemetery. Site of Mohawk Valley pioneers and Revolutionary War soldiers. — Map (db m137555) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — 223 — Klock’s Field
On October 19, 1780 British forces were defeated in Revolutionary War battle ending their raid of Mohawk and Schoharie valleys — Map (db m137551) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Nellis Tavern
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m137586) HM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Parrot Rifle
Transferred to Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park by Alonzo Smith Post No. 356 G.A.R Dept. of N.Y. C.W. Scudder, Com., C. W. Lambert, Adj. 1922 This gun was in active service during the Civil War — Map (db m137988) WM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — St. Johnsville War Memorial
Dedicated in grateful tribute to the men and women of St. Johnsville who served in the armed forces of our country — Map (db m137564) WM
New York (Montgomery County), St. Johnsville — Welcome to St. Johnsville — Home of Ultra Runner John Geesler
1st U.S. Male to win 24 hr. Nat’l Championship 3 times 1996 147.1 Miles 2000 157.9 Miles 2002 138.6 Miles 2002 48 hrs. 231 Miles — Map (db m137535) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Stone Arabia — Former Dutch Reformed Church
Organized 1711. Built 1788. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 1977. Reformed church services were held here until 1990. — Map (db m136701) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Stone Arabia — Frederick Getman
Site of home of Frederick Getman. Came to America in 1710. Naturalized on November 22, 1715. Purchased 600 acres of land in Stone Arabia Patent and settled here in 1720. His sons and descendants were prominent in early civil and military . . . — Map (db m136702) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Tribes Hill — Canal Builder
Canal Builder "James Shanahan Lock" Lock 12 so designated 1989. In 1864 he built 1st Bridge over Hudson River at Albany. Sup't NYS Canals 1878-1897 — Map (db m47447) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Tribes Hill — Danascara Place
Built 1795 by Col. Fredrick Vischer replacing house which was burned in the Valley Raid of 1780 — Map (db m131355) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Tribes Hill — Tribes Hill World War II Memorial
In honor and in memory of the sons and daughters of Tribes Hill who served their Country in World War II. Charles Brownell, Lawrence Quackenbush, John Schilling are denoted as having died in service. further names were not . . . — Map (db m137655) WM

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