Genesee Falls in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Ancient Seneca Council House
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 Era • Native 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); Mary Jemison (within shouting distance of this marker); The Council Grounds Ca. 1907...and Under Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Seneca Council Grounds (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 wensite entry (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Exploring Letchworth Park HIstory. Website homepage (Submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 43 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.