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Battlefield Marker for Site of the Battle of Johnstown

Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 29, near Johnstown in Fulton County

The Battle of Johnstown, October 25, 1781, was one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War.

In the 1760s, Johnstown was located at the intersection of six Indian trails. Sir William Johnson secured peace among the Indians and built an empire here in the Mohawk Valley. He built a school, churches, forts, farms and a town. Sir William died a year before the the Revolutionary War began. In January 1776, an American force of about 3,000 men under Philip Schuyler and Nicholas Herkimer disarmed his son, Sir John Johnson and followers. Months later, fearing capture, they escaped into Canada and organized a Loyalist regiment. Sir John was with St. Leger in the attack on Fort Stanwix in 1777, and led a large-scale raid on the Valley in 1780. The Battle of Johnstown was fought October 25, 1781, by American forces led by Colonel Willett, and British forces under Major Ross and Captain Butler. This site commemorates the last battle of the Revolutionary War, fought six days after General Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown.

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Closest Byway:Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 30 and State Rt. 29
Months Occurring:january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december
Best Season:spring, summer, fall and winter
Indoors or Outdoors:outdoor
Admission Fee:no


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