Village of Oriskany
The village of Oriskany is located in Oneida County, New York. The population was 1,400 at the 2010 census. The name is derived from the Iroquois word for "nettles."
The Village of Oriskany is in the Town of Whitestown, southeast of the City of Rome. NY-69 passes through the village, which is south of the Erie Canal. The village is near the confluence of the Mohawk River and Oriskany Creek.
The 1777 Battle of Oriskany, during the American Revolution, was fought west of the modern village. At the time of the battle, the Oneida village of "Oriska" was located near the battlefield. The location is marked by the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site.
The village was founded in 1811. The Erie Canal passed through the village until it was re-routed later in the 19th Century.
Located on State Rt. 69 midway between Utica and Rome NY, 5 miles north of the Westmoreland exit #32 of I-90.
When exiting I-90, turn left onto Cider Street which leads directly into Oriskany. At the end of Cider Street, turn right onto Utica Street, proceed through the village of Oriskany; museum is on the left in a park setting.