War in Schoharie County

War in Schoharie County (HM1C3H)

Location: Schoharie, NY 12157 Schoharie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 40.631', W 74° 18.106'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

During the American Revolution the large wheat farms of the Schoharie Valley supplied the Continental Army, so they were a frequent target of British-allied Loyalists and Iroquois raiding parties.
After a Loyalist uprising at the Flockey in 1777, the German Reformed Church at Foxestown (now Schoharie) was fortified with a stockade and blockhouses to become Lower Fort. Middle and Upper Forts were constructed around houses further upstream. These forts were manned by Continental troops, militia and state levies.
In October 1780, Sir John Johnson led the largest of the British raids through the region. Over 700 troops ravaged the valley, destroying 74 houses, 77 barns, four mills and nearly the entire harvest in a single day. Middle Fort survived an attack, as did the Lower (Old Stone) Fort, which sustained cannon damage still visible today.
The raiders continued north to the Mohawk River and then turned west, burning everything in their path for the next two days. Finally New York militia and levies drove them off after battles at Stone Arabia and Klock's Field.

"The settlement of Schoharie [alone] would have delivered 80,000 Bushels of Grain but that fine district is now totally destroyed."
General George Washington to Congress, November 7, 1780
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HM NumberHM1C3H
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Placed ByMohawk Valley Heritage Corridor & NBT Bank
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 2:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 557208 N 4725203
Decimal Degrees42.67718333, -74.30176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.631', W 74° 18.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 37.86" N, 74° 18' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 145 Fort Rd, Schoharie NY 12157, US
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