About This Place
Oriskany is a village in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 1,459 at the 2000 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 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.