Near Union Springs in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Missionaries To The Cayuga
This valley was the site of the principal Cayuga Indian village
To the brave French Jesuit missionaries whose heroism was almost without parallel Joseph Chaumonot and Rene Menard who as guests as of Chief Saonchiogwa built here in 1656 the first house of Christian worship in western New York Stephen De Carheil who for nine years ministered here and his co-labourer Peter Raffeix this memorial is respectfully erected
This monument was dedicated on Columbus Day Oct 12, 1911 under the auspices of Auburn Council Knights of Columbus
Erected 1911 by The Auburn Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1656.
Location. 42° 48.588′ N, 76° 42.059′ W. Marker is near Union Springs, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker is on New York State Route 90, 0.1 miles south of Great Gully Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union Springs NY 13160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Routes of the Armies (a few steps from this marker); Cayuga Castle (a few steps from this marker); Indian Mound (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cayuga Castle (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Frontenac (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Quarries (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Irving (approx. 1.6 miles away); Zobedia Alleman (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Springs.
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