Near Dresden in Yates County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Here sleeps Cayuga Chief Tesmoines first landholder west of Seneca Lake by N.Y. State grant to 320 acres - 1789
Erected by Town of Benton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans.
Location. 42° 45.707′ N, 76° 58.578′ W. Marker is near Dresden, New York, in Yates County. Marker is on South Kashong Point (New York State Route 14) 6 miles south of Old State Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dresden NY 14441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton, (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); T-2C Buckeye (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sampson Naval Training Base World War II Honored Dead (approx. 4.3 miles away); Portal to Air Power (approx. 4.3 miles away); Anchors AweighJets Go To War (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Sampson State Park Experience (approx. 4.8 miles away).
Regarding Indian Cemetery. This is a touchy subject. New York does not recognize most Cayuga land claims, and the tribe lost, on appeal, its case for compensation from New York in 2006.
Also see . . . A younger picture of the marker. (Submitted on September 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.