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Genesee Falls in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Ancient Seneca Council House

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
1. This Ancient Seneca Council House Marker
Inscription.  stood at Ga-O-Ya-De-O (Canadea) on the Genesee River in days antedating the American Revolution. In it gathered the war parties that devastated the frontiers and before it their helpless prisoners ran the gauntlet. Around its council fires sat famous warriors and chiefs. For its preservation, it was carefully removed to its present location by William Pryor Letchworth and was re-dedicated October 1, 1872 by the last Indian Council on the Genesee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1872.
 
Location. 42° 35.147′ N, 78° 2.542′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Park Road. Marker is affixed to the council house. The council house is in Letchworth State Park on an access road off of the main Park Road just north of the Glen Iris Inn. The access road is posted; see picture. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the Memory of Mary Jemison (a few steps from this marker); Nancy Jemison Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker);
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
2. This Ancient Seneca Council House and Marker
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Mary Jemison (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); In Grateful Memory of William Pryor Letchworth (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); First New York Dragoons. Volunteers. 1862-1865. (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Genesee Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Letchworth State Park - New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Exploring Letchworth Park HIstory. (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
This Ancient Seneca Council House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
3. This Ancient Seneca Council House and Marker
Front and right sides.
This Ancient Seneca Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
4. This Ancient Seneca Council House Marker
Right and rear sides. Mary Jemison log house in background.
This Ancient Seneca Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
5. This Ancient Seneca Council House Marker
Left side of Council House behind Mary Jemison Memorial.
This Ancient Seneca Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
6. This Ancient Seneca Council House Marker
Southward view of sign on the main Park Road for the access road to the Council House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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