Mohawk Area

Mohawk Area (HM14FN)

Location: Fonda, NY 12068 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 56.698', W 74° 19.174'

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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 century they were visited by French Catholic missionaries from Canada, some of whom suffered martyrdom. In 1712, with the aid of Queen Anne, an Anglican Chapel for the Mohawks was erected at Fort Hunter.

Trade goods and furs were carried by river boats over the Mohawk between Albany and the West. The same route was followed by military expeditions during the French and Indian War.

From Fort Johnson, and after 1763 from Johnson Hall at Johnstown, Sir William Johnson ably conducted Indian affairs for the British government. During the Revolution, Tory and Indian raiders from Canada harassed the Mohawk Valley settlements.

The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825 and the formation of the New York Central Railroad in 1853 introduced an era of rapid settlement and industrial growth. In the twentieth century improved highways follow this historic route, long famed for its scenic beauty.

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HM NumberHM14FN
Series This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series
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Year Placed1961
Placed ByNew York State Education Department & the Department of Public Works
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 555510 N 4754928
Decimal Degrees42.94496667, -74.31956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.698', W 74° 19.174'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 41.88" N, 74° 19' 10.44" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34-38 Unnamed Road, Fonda NY 12068, US
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