The Oneida Country

The Oneida Country (HM22C2)

Location: Verona, NY 13478 Oneida County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 7.785', W 75° 31.921'

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Historic New York

Historic New York
The Oneida Country

The Oneida Indians joined the Mohawks. Onondagas, Cayugas and Senecas, about 1550, to form the Five Nations, or Iroquois Confederacy. This was the legendary "Great Peace" made by the Indian statesmen Hiawatha and Dekanawidah. Called "People of the Standing Stone" from an upright rock at their meeting place, the Oneidas had their principal settlement south of Oneida Lake. In 1722, the Tuscaroras coming from North Carolina settled west of the Oneidas and became the sixth Iroquois nation. Living along the Mohawk River trade route and near the source of the Susquehanna River, the Oneidas were hunters, traders and farmers. Influenced by their missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneidas sided with the Americans during the Revolution while others of the Confederacy aided the British. Some of their lands were opened for settlement by the Fort Stanwix Treaty of 1768; later more Oneida land was ceded to the state.
Early in the nineteenth century turnpikes were built through this region providing a principal route westward and were followed by the Erie Canal in 1825. Later came the railroads and improved highways. The fertile soil of this bottom land is intensively cultivated for large scale truck farming.
Education Department   State of New York 1965   NYS Thruway
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HM NumberHM22C2
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByState of New York Education Department, NYS Thruway Authority
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Date Added Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 456727 N 4775360
Decimal Degrees43.12975000, -75.53201667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 7.785', W 75° 31.921'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 7' 47.1" N, 75° 31' 55.26" W
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Area Code(s)315
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-90, Verona NY 13478, US
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