Fort Herkimer

Variant name of place:

Fort Herkummer

Geographic position:

43.0256° N, 74.9864° W

All related documents: retrieve them

Benton, Nathaniel S. A History of Herkimer County. Albany, NY: 1856. Print.

General note:

Built on the south bank of the Mohawk River, Fort Herkimer, also called Fort Kaouri, is located east of Syracuse, New York. The Herkimer family built Fort Herkimer in 1740 around their homestead. From 1757 to 1758 during the French and Indian War, Nicholas Herkimer defended Fort Herkimer against the French. Fort Herkimer also offered protection to Patriot troops and surrounding inhabitants during the Revolutionary War.