Herkimer Family graveyard and monument

This is the family burial plot for the Herkimer family. The most famous member of the family was Nicholas Herkimer, a Revolutionary War General who was able to hold off British forces after being ambushed at the battle of Oriskany but died from wounds received. The Herkimer Home was built by Nicholas in 1764 and stayed in the family until 1814, only passing to the state in 1913. The monument seen in the center, along with the cannon around it, was erected by the State of New York in 1868 as a memorial for the service of Nicholas Herkimer. This image was created to record the historic site activities of the New York State Conservation Department.
Date Original
October 1930
New York State Archives, New York (State). Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, [ca. 1904-1949], 14297-87_3732.
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Geographic Locations

Herkimer County