Revolution in the Mohawk Valley

Revolution in the Mohawk Valley (HM1AC7)

Location: Schoharie, NY 12157 Schoharie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 40.631', W 74° 18.103'

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Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

During the American Revolution, almost half of the military actions in New York State occurred along the strategic corridor of the Mohawk Valley. In 1777 British, Native American and Loyalist battalions attacked from the west and north. Defeats at Fort Stanwix and elsewhere forced a British surrender at Saratoga, the war's turning point.

The bloodshed at Oriskany in 1777 was one of many encounters between former neighbors on the battlefield. In this region the Revolution was a civil war that divided families and communities, both European and Native American. Many stayed loyal to the British King and were forced to move, forfeiting their property. The remainder took up arms of struggled to remain neutral.

For seven long years enemy raids terrorized the Mohawk Valley, periodically burning the fertile farms of this "bread basket" of New York. By 1783, the region had been reduced to little more than fortified homesteads, militia posts and abandoned fields.

Explore the many sides of America's revolution for independence. Visit the Revolutionary War Heritage Trail sites of the Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail

Western Region
01. Shako:wi Oneida Cultural Center, Oneida
02. Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome
03. Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site, Oriskany
04. Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, Remsen
05. Oneida County Historical Society, Utica
06. Herkimer County Historical Society, Herkimer
07. Fort Herkimer Church, German Flatts
08. Herkimer Home State Historic Site, Little Falls
09. Indian Castle Church, Danube

Central Region
10. Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville
11. Nellis Tavern, St. Johnsville
12. Fort Klock, St. Johnsville
13. Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plain
14. Palatine Church, Town of Palatine
15. Stone Arabia Preservation Society, Stone Arabia
16. Van Alstyne homestead, Canajoharie
17. Cherry Valley Museum, Cherry Valley
18. Johnstown; Johnson Hall State Historic Site, Battle of Johnstown, Drumm House, Tryon County Courthouse, Fort Johnstown
19. Montgomery Co. History & Archives, Fonda
20. Old Fort Johnson, Fort Johnson
21. Guy Park Amsterdam
22. Old Stone Fort Museum, Schoharie
23. Palatine House, Schoharie
24. Battle of Flockey, Fultonham

Eastern Region
25. Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction
26. Schenectady Stockade, Schenectady
27. Philip Schuyler House, Schuylerville
28. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater
29. Van Schaick Mansion, Cohoes
30. Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer
31. Albany: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site, Ten Broeck Mansion
HM NumberHM1AC7
Placed ByMohawk Valley Heritage Corridor & NBT Bank
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 557213 N 4725203
Decimal Degrees42.67718333, -74.30171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.631', W 74° 18.103'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 37.86" N, 74° 18' 6.18" 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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