Historical Markers in
Oneida County, New York

1,000 Feet East of Here 1799 1st Presbyterian Church A Clash of Cultures A Final Attempt A Grist Mill Aftermath of a Tragedy Alliances Drawn Ambush Started Here Anchor Artillerymen At This Point Bagg's Tavern Baptist Church Baron Steuben Baron Steuben Baron Von Steuben: Father of the American Infantry Birth Place of George Eastman Birthplace of Dr. Asa Gray Birthplace of Dr. Asa Gray Birthplace of Samuels Eells Black River Canal Black River Canal Boonville Boonville Historic District Bridgewater Brigadier General Peter Gansevoort, Jr. Bristol - Myers Company British Trenches Camden Campaign of 1777 Campaign of 1777 Camroden Church Capt. Simeon Woodruff Casimir Pulaski Cassety Hollow Chenango Canal Christopher P. Destito Clark Mills Clinton Village Historic District Clinton's Ditch Commandant’s Quarters Deansboro Depot Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... During the siege of Fort Stanwix Aug. 1777 Elihu Root Erie Canal Erie Canal Enlargement Everett Holmes Family Quarters First Baptist First Baptist Church First Grist Mill First Presbyterian Church First Sermon Florence Floyd Fort Bull Fort Bull Fort Craven Fort Stanwix Fort Williams Foundry From Obscure Grave Site to Public Memorial Fuller Farm Futile Approach General Baron Frederick William von Steuben General Herkimer Marched Past This Spot General Herkimer's Troops German-American Organizations Ginko Biloba Governor Horatio Seymour Grave of Capt. Adj. George Marsden Guard Duty Hamilton College Harding Farm Henry W. Halleck Here the Battle of Oriskany Was Fought Historic Lower Landing Place I Will Face The Enemy In Honor of Walter D. Edmonds (1903-1998) In Memory of All Revolutionary Soldiers In the Valley homes was great mourning James Dean Home James Schoolcraft Sherman Jedediah Sanger Jervis Homestead Jervis Library Jervis Public Library Jesse Williams Jonathan A. Steuben Junior Officers’ Quarters Justus Henry Rathbone Kirkland College Lock Company Lt. Col Stephen Moulton Sr. Mission Church Missionary’s Quarters Moulton Cemetery N.Y.S. Music Camp Near This Spot Near This Spot Nine Miles to Utica North Gage Old Burying Ground Old Burying Ground On August 5, 1777 Oneida County Spanish-American War Memorial Orderly Room Oriskany War Memorial Partnership for Preservation Patriots of the Revolutionary War Paying Tribute to the Baron Post House, 1817 Powder Magazine Pratt House Preserving a Memorial Park Relief for Fort Stanwix Revolutionary Battlefields Rome Rome Court House Rome's Italian Heritage Sacred Grove Samson Occom Grave Site Samuel Sizer Sangerfield Scriba Patent Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy Site of the Battle of Oriskany Site of The Battle of Oriskany Site of Woolen Mill Soldiers’ Quarters: Barracks Building Soldiers’ Quarters: Casemate Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle Steuben Steuben Grant Steuben Memorial Steuben Memorial Steuben State Memorial Park Steuben State Memorial Park Stone Church Summit Park Surgeon’s Day Room Suttler The Ambush The Ambush: August 6, 1777 The Central N.Y. School for the Deaf The Erie Canal - July 4, 1817 The Fort Community... The Gateway between East and West.... The Great Ford of the Mohawk The Military Road The military road and the ravine The Oneida Carrying Place The Oneida Country The Oriskany Battle Monument The Rally The Rear Guard of General Herkimers Army The Site of Old Fort Schuyler The Site of Old Fort Schuyler Their voices heard... This Monument This Park To The Unknown Patriotic Soldiers of Tryon County Tomb of Baron Steuben Town of Floyd Town of Paris Great War Memorial U.S. Arsenal Unknown Soldiers Unrealized Expectations Upper Landing Place Utica Utica Area Utica Area Utica Civil War Memorial Utica, Clinton & Binghamton R.R. Vernon Bank Visiting Officers’ Lodging Walking on an ancient trail... Washington Tract Water for the Garrison Waterville Civil War Memorial Welcome to Oriskany Battlefield Welcome to Westmoreland Welsh Congregational Church Whitestown Willett Bridge “Alley Oop”
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The oldest standing lighthouse in New York State is the Montauk Point Lighthouse, which was completed in 1796 and is located on the eastern tip of Long Island. It is also the fourth-oldest active lighthouse in the United States.
Oneida County, located in the central part of New York State, has a rich and diverse history dating back to ancient times. The area was originally inhabited by the Oneida Indian Nation, one of the Iroquois Confederation nations. The Oneida people lived in the region for centuries, engaging in hunting, fishing, and agriculture.

In the 18th century, European settlers began to arrive in the area. In 1798, Oneida County was formed as one of the original counties of New York State. The county's primary economic activities during this time were farming, logging, and trade. Large-scale commercial operations, such as mills and factories, started to emerge in the early 19th century, thanks to the establishment of the Erie Canal, which connected the region to major markets.

During the American Revolutionary War, Oneida County played a significant role. The Oneida Indian Nation provided support to the American forces and were valued allies in the fight against the British. After the war, the county experienced significant growth and development, with new towns and cities being established.

In the 20th century, Oneida County continued to evolve as industrialization took hold. The region became a major center for manufacturing, especially in industries like textiles, steel, and electronics. The area also played a crucial role in the aerospace industry, with Griffiss Air Force Base serving as a research and development site.

Today, Oneida County is known for its rich history, natural beauty, and diverse economy. It is home to several educational institutions, including Utica College and Hamilton College. The county also boasts various recreational opportunities, such as state parks, historic sites, and cultural events, making it an appealing destination for both residents and tourists.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Oneida County, New York.

  • 1798 - Oneida County is formed from parts of Herkimer and Montgomery counties.
  • 1799 - Utica is established as the county seat.
  • 1805 - Clinton becomes the county seat, but Utica regains the title in 1820.
  • 1807 - Construction of the Erie Canal begins, which greatly impacts the county's economy.
  • 1812-1814 - Oneida County plays a significant role in the War of 1812.
  • 1816 - Utica becomes an incorporated village.
  • 1829 - The first railroad in the county, the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, is chartered.
  • 1843 - Oneida County Agricultural Society organizes the first county fair.
  • 1851 - The first public water supply system is established in Utica.
  • 1870 - Oneida County Historical Society is founded.
  • 1879 - The Utica Curling Club is established, becoming the oldest continuously operating curling club in the United States.
  • 1918-1920 - Spanish influenza pandemic affects Oneida County.
  • 1974 - Griffiss Air Force Base is established in Rome.
  • 1990 - Turning Stone Resort Casino opens in Verona.
  • 2013 - Oneida Indian Nation purchases two golf courses and transforms them into the Atunyote Golf Club.