Victor in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Town of White
—Ganondagon State Historic Site —
The Frenchmen who attacked this town in 1687 called it variously Gannagaro, Ganaguia, Gaensara, and Gazeroare. A Christian Mohawk referred to it as Kohoseraghe. The names are probably Mohawk in origin.
In the 1840s, the Tonawanda Seneca knew this site as Gaosaehgaaah, The basswood bark lies there, or Gaosagao in the basswood country.
Under whatever name, this is the site of one of the four principal towns of the Seneca in 1687. As they were known to the French, Totikton and Gannondata were in the west and Gannagaro and Gannongarae in the east of the Seneca homeland.
Location. 42° 57.684′ N, 77° 24.756′ W. Marker is in Victor, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is at the intersection of Broughton Hill Road and New York State Route 444 on Broughton Hill Road. Click for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Ganondagon State Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Victor NY 14564, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Deohako (a few steps from this marker); Jikonhsaseh (within shouting distance of this marker); Ezra Wilmarth (within shouting distance of this marker); Athasata (Kryn) (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mead Square (approx. 1.5 miles away); Site of Home and Laboratory of Fred M. Locke (approx. 1.5 miles away); Victor Centennial, 1913 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rochester Area (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Victor.
Also see . . . Ganondagan State Historic Site. (Submitted on December 23, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
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