Herkimer Home - 1764

Herkimer Home - 1764 (HM29K)

Location: Fultonville, NY 12072 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 56.564', W 74° 23.857'

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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 ofthe Valley, and hero of the Battle of Oriskany, builtHerkimer Home in 1764. As Brigadier General of the Tryon County Militia,Herkimer commanded the American forces who marchedto the relief of Fort Stanwix (Rome) when the fortwas besieged during the three-pronged British invasionof New York in 1777.

At Oriskany, August 6, 1777, British regulars and Indians ambushed Herkimer's troops. The General waswounded and died ten days later. He lies buried besidethe homestead.
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HM NumberHM29K
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
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Year Placed1961
Placed ByEducation Department & Department of Public Works
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 8:34am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 549144 N 4754631
Decimal Degrees42.94273333, -74.39761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.564', W 74° 23.857'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 33.84" N, 74° 23' 51.42" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1610-1698 I-90, Fultonville NY 12072, US
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