Utica Area

Utica Area (HM10RI)

Location: Rome, NY 13440 Oneida County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 7.517', W 75° 24.887'

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Historic New York

Historic New York

Utica Area

Situated on the important Mohawk Valley route between the Hudson River and the Great Lakes, Utica has long been a travel crossroads. Indian trails converged there, and Fort Schuyler was built on the site in 1758. The community which grew around the fort's ruins became the village of Utica in 1798.

During the American Revolution, patriot militia under General Nicholas Herkimer at Oriskany on August 6, 1777, halted an invasion by the British compelling them to raise the siege of Fort Stanwix (Rome). Tories and Indians raided Mohawk Valley communities until 1781. With peace, land speculators reopened the area to settlement.

Governor De Witt Clinton at Rome in 1817 started the construction of the Erie Canal, completed in 1825. The Erie Canal, its Chenango branch to Binghamton (1836) and railroad service (1837) increased Utica's importance as a transportation center, and the area prospered. Industrial production started early with textile mills along Sauquoit and Oriskany Creeks. At Ilion, Eliphalet Remington pioneered in manufacturing firearms. Rome became famous for its iron, copper and brass works.

Makers of electrical and electronic equipment have replaced textile factories, while fertile farmlands continue to provide dairy products.
HM NumberHM10RI
Series This marker is part of the Erie Canal series, and the New York: Historic New York series.
Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe Education Department of the State of New York and the N.Y.S. Thruway Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 1:00pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 466260 N 4774810
Decimal Degrees43.12528333, -75.41478333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 7.517', W 75° 24.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 7' 31.02" N, 75° 24' 53.22" W
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Area Code(s)315
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207-215 Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway, Rome NY 13440, US
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