Stone Arabia

Stone Arabia is a small farming community with a rich history north of the Mohawk River at Canajoharie.  Stone Arabia is in the Town of Palatine.

The history of Stone Arabia starts with the 1734 Stone Arabia Patent that deeded the land to a number of Dutch settlers.  The area has been a farming community ever since.

Read Verlyn Klinkenborg's Mother Jones article, Refugees of Time: The Conscience of Place: Stone Arabia, New York


The Trinity Lutheran Church and old stone Dutch Reformed Church are shown above in pictures from the A Revelutionary Day Along The Historic Mohawk Turnpike web site

Dutch Barn Farm is in East Stone Arabia.

Willis (Skip) Barshied was a local historian who wrote many stories about the history of Stone Arabia and other local places.

Local Restaurants

American Hotel - 192 Main Street, Sharon Springs, New York 13459 - (518) 284-2105

Beardslee Castle - 123 Old State Road  Little Falls, NY 13365 - (315) 823-3000

Crazy Otto's Empire Diner - 100 West Albany St, Herkimer, NY 13350 - (315) 866-8801

Gino's Restaurant and Pizzaria - 49 Church Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317 - (518) 673-0036

Mercato Pizza Restaurant - 38 West Main Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317-1135 - (518) 673-4411

Peaceful Valley Maple Farm - 116 LaGrange Road, Johnstown, NY 12095 -  (518)762-8936

Saltsmans Hotel - Junction of Route 67 & 10, Ephratah, New York - (518) 993-4412

Sam's Seafood Steakhouse - 281 North Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, NY 12095 - (518) 762-7267

The Horned Dorset Inn - Main Street, Route 8, Leonardsville, NY 133641 - (315) 855 7898

The Table at Fort Plain - 70 Canal St, Fort Plain, NY 13339 - (518) 993 8065

Union Hall Inn - 2 Union Place, Johnstown, NY 12095 - (518) 762-3210

Village Restaurant - 59 Church St, Canajoharie, NY 13317 - (518) 673-2596

Wemple and Edick's - 453 State Highway 334, Fonda, NY 12068 - (518) 762-4319

Winner's Circle - 3293 State Hwy 5, Fonda, NY 12068 - (518) 853-3094

Mohawk Valley Links

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

The Mohawk River Valley in Art includes most of the pictures to this page and many more

Arkell Museum in Canajoharie

Mohawk Valley Library System is a gateway to many libraries throughout the valley

Mohawk Towpath Byway

Erie Canal

The Upstate Chapel, former Sts. Peter and Paul church in Canajoharie

Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District - 4001 New York 5S Fultonville, NY 12072 - (518) 853-3294


Travelling on the Erie Canal

by H Inman, 1831


The Mohawk Valley at Canajoharie

by Edward Gay, 1876


Erie Canal in the Mohawk Valley

1905 Postcard

Mohawk Valley Historic Sites

The Mohawk Valley has a rich history which comes alive at many historic sites in the valley.  Some of these sites are listed here.

Fort Frey, Palatine Bridge

Fort Hunter

Fort Johnson

Fort Klock, St Johnsville

Fort Plain Museum, Fort Plain

Guy Park, Amsterdam

Herkimer Home

Johnson Hall, Johnstown

Kateri Shrine and Museum, Fonda

Nellis Tavern, St Johnsville

Old Palatine Church, St Johnsville

Stone Arabia Reformed Church

Van Alstyne Homestead