Named after General Nicholas Herkimer, who died in 1777 from wounds suffered during the Battle of Oriskany during the Revolutionary War.

An oil painting titled Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany.

An oil painting titled Herkimer at the Battle of Oriskany. Although wounded, General Nicholas Herkimer rallies the Tryon County militia at the Battle of Oriskany on August 6, 1777. By Frederick Coffay Yohn – Painting at the public library of Utica, New York.

Herkimer County extends from the Mohawk River in the south north into the Adirondack Park. In the Mohawk Valley, it is located between Oneida County and Montgomery County.

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