Fulmer Creek

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Fulmer Creek
River
Country United States
State New York
Tributaries
 - left Day Creek,
Flat Creek
Mouth Mohawk River
 - location Mohawk, New York
 - elevation 383 ft (117 m)
 - coordinates 43°00′56″N 75°00′46″W / 43.01556°N 75.01278°W / 43.01556; -75.01278Coordinates: 43°00′56″N 75°00′46″W / 43.01556°N 75.01278°W / 43.01556; -75.01278
Basin 26.2 sq mi (68 km2)

Fulmer Creek flows into the Mohawk River in Mohawk, New York.[1] The creek derives its name from the "Felmore" family, who bought land through the Burnetsfield patent of 1725, in which lands on the present village site were granted out.[2]

History

Pioneers early built a bridge over Fulmer Creek and also a grist mill on the stream. Both bridge and mill were burned in de Belletre's great French-Indian raid and massacre of German Flats on November 12, 1757. All the farm houses and buildings hereabouts were burned during the massacre and the one on April 30, 1758. They were rebuilt only to be again destroyed during the Revolutionary raids of 1778 and 1782.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Fulmer creek". usgs.gov. usgs. 1972. Retrieved 18 April 2017. data 
  2. ^ "History of the Mohawk Valley". Schenectadyhistory.org. Schenectady History. 1997. Retrieved 20 April 2017. data 
  3. ^ "History of the Mohawk Valley". Schenectadyhistory.org. Schenectady History. 1997. Retrieved 20 April 2017. data 
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