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Western Frontier and the Border Wars

The Western Frontier of the colony of New York was established by the Fort Stanwix Treaty of 1768. The treaty line extended from Lake Ontario to the head of the Unadilla River, down the middle of the river to its confluence with the Susquehanna River, and down the middle of the Susquehanna to Kentucky, west of which was to be exclusively Indian Territory.  Disagreements about that border began almost immediately. Many of the Revolutionary War events in the Mohawk Valley, battles, skirmishes and even the Cherry Valley massacre, had their beginnings along that border—the western and southern side of what is now Otsego County.

Take a leisurely, self-guided driving tour though this scenic region and view the many markers honoring its important role in the Revolution.

 

Clinton's Dam

Clinton's Dam

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“Here was built a dam the summer of 1779 by the soldiers under Gen. Clinton to enable them to join the forces under Gen. Sullivan at Tioga.” Hauling 208 boats and all their supplies from Fort Pla...

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River and Lake Streets, Cooperstown, NY
CountyOtsego County
Open Year Round
Fort Stanwix National Monument

Fort Stanwix National Monument

National Landmark

For thousands of years the ancient trail that connects the Mohawk River and Wood Creek served as a vital link for people traveling between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario. Travelers used this well...

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100 N. James Street, Rome, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 338-7730
Open Year Round
In Memory of Three Scouts

In Memory of Three Scouts

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"In memory of the three scouts killed on the estate of Percefer Carr by Brandts Indians September 1778" This is the nugget of a very famous story of Revolutionary War exploits described by Walter...

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Route 18, Edmeston, NY
CountyOtsego County
Open Year Round
Old Butternut Road

Old Butternut Road

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This marks the historic Indian Trail from Fort Plain to Unadilla; on map by British Officer, 1757, during the French and Indian War. This ancient trail was a major Indian trading route for thousands o...

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Butternut Road, Richfield Springs, NY
CountyOtsego County
Open Year Round
Oneida County Historical Society
1608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
CountyOneida County
(315) 735-3642
Open Year Round
Passage to Historic Carr Farm

Passage to Historic Carr Farm

Historical Marker Only

Meeting place of Brant's Indians and Tories, 1770-1778. Marker is on NYS 8, 6 mil north of New Berlin. A bridge over the Unadilla River at this place contributed to the 1770 Carr farm becoming the m...

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111 Adams Rd, West Edmeston, NY
CountyOtsego County
Open Year Round
Revolutionary Army Camp

Revolutionary Army Camp

Historical Marker Only

“Sullivan-Clinton forces camped near this spot August, 11, 1779.” This marker is located on Route 7 about 2 miles. NE of Otego. At this spot and for several miles in both directions, the troops of...

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Route 7, Otego, NY
CountyOtsego County
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Site of Iroquois village, Onaquaga

Site of Iroquois village, Onaquaga

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Lying south and west of what now the SW corner of Otsego county, the Iroquois settlement at Onaquaga (now North Windsor) was hundreds of years old, a trading post and missionary station. During the 1...

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Route 79, Windsor, NY
CountyOtsego County
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Site of Iroquois village, Unadilla

Site of Iroquois village, Unadilla

Historical Marker Only

Site of the historic Iroquois village of Unadilla and marker of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign route along the Susquehanna River south and west. Raids on old Unadilla and (nearby) Onaquaga occurre...

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Route 7, Bainbridge, NY
CountyOtsego County
Open Year Round
Sullivan Expedition Marker

Sullivan Expedition Marker

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“ In Sullivan's Expedition of 1779... which destroyed Indian Savagery and opened the westward pathway of civilization the New York Brigade, General James Clinton commanding, consisting of the 3rd, 4t...

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Neahwa Park, Oneonta, NY
CountyOtsego County
Open Year Round