This page conforms to the XHTML standard and uses style sheets. If your browser doesn't support these, you may not see the page as designed, but all the text is still accessible to you.

SCHENECTADY DIGITAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

Bringing the heritage of Schenectady County, New York to the world since 1996

You are here: Home » Resources » MVGW Home » Illustrations » The Old Stone Fort, Schoharie

History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
The Old Stone Fort, Schoharie

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 783 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

Contents | Biographies | Illustrations | Maps | Portraits

Go back to: Chapter 60

The Old Stone Fort, Schoharie

[View 4x enlarged version (98K)]

Photo: The Old Stone Fort, Schoharie.

Erected as the Schoharie Reformed Church in 1772 and stockaded and fortified in 1772, when it became the American Revolutionary army fort known as the Lower Schoharie Fort. The edifice is filled with Indian and Revolutionary relics and is the mecca of tourists passing through historic Schoharie Valley. It is visited annually by thousands. Within the bounds of the former stockade, are erected monuments to the memory of David Williams, one of the captors of Major Andre, another to perpetuate the valor of Col. Peter Vrooman who defended the Fort at the time of the invasion of the valley by Sir John Johnson, October 17, 1780, and a third recently unveiled to the memory of the soldiers, sailors and marines who went from Schoharie County and made the supreme sacrifice in the World war.

Go to top of page | back to: Chapter 60

You are here: Home » Resources » MVGW Home » Illustrations » The Old Stone Fort, Schoharie

http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/resources/mvgw/images/old_stone_fort.html updated July 24, 2012

Copyright 2012 Schenectady Digital History Archive — a service of the Schenectady County Public Library