Near this spot, Robert Whaley built the first log cabin in the Town of Castile in 1808.
To this cabin, in 1823, came Mary Jemison, famed "White Woman of the Genesee," to tell her story. Captured by the Indians in 1758, when 15 years old, she lived with them 75 years. She came to Castile in 1779, acquiring 17,927 acres of land by Indian Treaty, 9835 of which were in Castile. She lived here 52 years.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the Mary Jemison - White Woman of the Genessee series list.
Location. 42° 38.769′ N, 78° 2.349′ W. Marker is in Castile, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is on New York State Route 39 at milepost 12.5, 2 miles north of Sawyers Road, on the left when traveling north. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gardeau Tract (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wolf Creek (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker
Also see . . .
1. Mary Jemison - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Mary Jemison, Captivity Narrative from the 1750s (1824) - Swarthmore College. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.